Attenborough Nature Res.
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Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire

Attenborough, The StrandAttenborough Nature Reserve is the largest expanse of water on the associations book. Around 75% of the total area is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Because of this the rules are very strictly adhered to and a closed season is enforced, due to nature sensitivity some areas are now out of bounds to anglers.

The three gravel pits to the West of the River Erewash can be fished all year round. Attenborough is well known for the excellent Bream fishing on offer, however, as on all large waters, finding that large shoal is something of an art. For those members willing to put in the effort very large catches are possible. Quality Roach, Perch, Tench, Carp and Pike are also present. Special care must be taken when using this water with regard to discarded tackle and litter. As on all association waters, livebaiting is prohibited and artificial lures and spinners are banned on this water.

Night fishing is not allowed on most of this water, however night fishing is allowed (with a night permit)on the lagoons to the west of the River Erewash. Attenborough Nature Reserve is a members only water and is patrolled by association Bailiffs and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Wardens, membership books must always be carried. A key is required for some access points.

How to get there.
From M1 junction 25 take the A52 towards Nottingham, at the next roundabout turn right into the B6003 Toton Lane and continue down the hill and through a set of traffic lights. At the next set of lights turn left onto the A6005 and continue along this road to the next set of Traffic lights where there is a retail park on the right. Turn Right at these lights into Barton Lane, go straight on at the roundabout and continue over the railway crossing.

The Attenborough Nature Centre car park is at the bottom of this road on the left. To gain access to the car park in Attenborough Village continue along the A6005 from the Retail Park straight on at the next Traffic lights and then turn Right at the next lights into Attenborough Lane, continue down Attenborough Lane and over the Railway and then round a sharp right and then left bend into The Strand, at the next left hand bend the entrance to the car park in in front of you. To find The water to the West of the River Erewash, from the B6003 Toton Lane turn Right at the Traffic Lights onto the A6005 and continue for 500 yards and turn left into Station Road. Continue along Station Road and under a Railway Bridge, take the second left after the bridge into New Tythe Street, continue straight on into Meadow Lane and over the Railway Crossing, after 200 Yards bear right into Pasture Lane and continue for 600 Yards to the access gate on the left. A further access gate can be found after another 700 Yards on the left at the bottom of Pasture Lane.

 
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