Ampthill Reservoir


Ampthill Park, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2HF

Fishery Information

Ampthill Reservoir is the flagship water of Ampthill & Distrct Anglers. It is a small venue, at just 1 acre in size but it has a rich history and is well looked after. It was actually built by monks from Ampthill Castle and is located in the lovely Ampthill Park.

Its a spring fed lake with the water running down from the surrounding hill. Therefore, the water is of great quality which allows the fish and plant life to thrive.

There’s a lot of carp in here, with the majority ranging from 1lb to 8lb but the biggest go to about 2lb.

In total there are 21 pegs which is quite a lot for a 1-acre lake. However, the good news is that no bivvies or night fishing are allowed, so this is a lake that’s suited to the pleasure angler and not for specimen anglers.

There are some nice lily pads and reeds which produce good results.

What size do the fish go to?

  • Carp to 20lb
  • Perch to almost 5lb
  • Biggest match weight catch was 127lb

What tactics work well?

Fish near the lily pads or tight into the margins in the summer.

If you want to catch the big perch, then try prawns.

What facilities are on site?

There are no facilities on site.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is a car park.

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