Hartsholme Park

In November 2019, LDAA was pleased to announce the news of regaining the lease to Hartsholme after a sabbatical of 18 months.  

Day TicketsFor payment information click here. LDAA members with a valid annual membership are not required to purchase Day Tickets.


Hartsholme Park Night SyndicateFor the 2020 season, Night Syndicate membership has been limited to 15 members. Membership to this prestigious syndicate is only available directly from the LDAA Secretary/Treasurer - click here to contact us.

- Adults (21-64yrs) £80 per year.
- Intermediate (17-20 yrs and 65+ yrs) £65 per year.
- Junior (12-16 yrs) £25 per year, must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


InformationBeing such a large venue, many species of various sizes exist – with reports during 2019 of Bream to 11lb, Tench to 7lb, Carp to 32lb and 20-30lb pleasure catches of ‘silver fish’. Pike and Perch are also prevalent.


ParkingHighlighted as a "P" icon on the interactive map below (not an exhaustive list!). The main entrance to Hartsholme Country Park is on the B1378 (Skellingthorpe Road). It is signposted from the A46 (Lincoln Bypass) and from the B1003 (Tritton Road). An alternative parking area is along Shearwater Road, entry via Skellingthorpe Road (B1378).

Rules & General Information

Association Rules

ALL fish must be returned to the water alive, unless written permission is given by the committee prior to removal. This rule supersedes any national byelaw etc that may otherwise permit fish removal. Anybody removing fish from an LDAA water, without prior permission, is committing an offence under the Theft Act 1968. LDAA will ALWAYS take legal action against anybody violating this rule.
All anglers are to have a disgorger or similar unhooking device/implement available at all times.
All anglers are to have a landing net of suitable size for target fish available at all times.
Unhooking mats are highly recommended but not essential – specifically if taking pictures of captures placed upon the bank. Always think fish safety!
The carrying or discharging of firearms is prohibited.
Do not cause damage to property, fences, trees, or banks of the water at LDAA venues Wherever possible, LDAA will take legal action against individuals under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 if this rule is violated.
All allocated disability pegs are to be vacated at the request of a disability angler, unless the peg is already occupied by a disabled angler.
Open fires are strictly prohibited at all of our venues. Any BBQs are to be off the floor, and not to scorch the natural fauna.
Under 16s must be supervised on all LDAA waters at all times by a responsible adult/parent/guardian.
No parking on the banks at any time - please use a suitable and valid parking space.
No unauthorised pegging of matches allowed on any LDAA waters.
Applications for matches to be made to the LDAA Match Secretary (Alan Henry 07712620385).
If night fishing at Laughterton, all assigned match pegs are to be vacated by 08:30 on Match Day. All other venues with matches booked are not to be fished on Match Day.
The following baits are not to be used on LDAA waters: live bait; bloodworm; joker; whole tiger nuts.
All anglers are to close all gates behind them, taking special care to avoid damaging fences, banks and crops.
Discard of litter appropriately. Please use a suitable bin, or take your litter home with you. You are responsible for the removal of ALL litter from your peg when you vacate it.
Fishing is to be avoided where boats are moored, i.e. summer and permanent moorings.
No fishing from un-moored boats, kayaks, or any other form of un-moored watercraft is to take place within LDAA waters.
No camping – only bivvy equipment at the designated LDAA Night Fishing venues.
With the exception of Night Ticket holders at designated venues and Laughterton, fishing is only to take place from dawn until dusk.
Predator Rules:
1. Unhooking mats are compulsory for all anglers targeting Pike.
2. Minimum 36 inch landing net.
3. Appropriate hook removal tools (large forceps/pliers) are to be available.
4. Terminal trace is to be used.
5. No leaving baited/lured terminal tackle in the water unattended. Maximum 5m distance from rod.
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