Sherwood Forest: Here in Nottinghamshire, you'll find mainly coarse fishing with a number of fisheries within 20 minutes’ drive of Sherwood Forest; Clumber Park Fishery, Sherwood Fishery and A1 Pits, a well-known carp fishery. Of course, there is also the River Trent. Renowned for its fishing all around the country, this river has everything: chub, barbell, bream, pike; you name it! You will require a fishing licence and can only fish the river at certain times of the year so check beforehand.
Forest of Dean: Close to the Forest of Dean is the River Wye, probably the best barbell river in the country. The river also has large pike and salmon, the salmon mainly running around the springtime. You can rod and line fish or fly fish. The barbell fishing is all year round with rod and line.