Barnwell Country Park


Barnwell Road, Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8 5PB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Barnwell Country Park, found on Barnwell Road in Oundle, Northamptonshire, is home to around 5.9 hectares of willow-fringed lakes in addition to 1 kilometer of riverbank. The waters consist of two lakes that were formerly gravel pits as well as the Backwater, which is a rive side channel known for its swift currents.

Mill Lake is 1.43 hectares, whereas its neighbor, North Lake, is 2.48 hectares. Carp, pike, tench, roach, perch, chubb, bream, and eels are some of the coarse fish found in the lakes and backwaters. Other species include eels.

Accessibility and facilities make the park a popular place for novices to fish. It is also a good location for disabled anglers, with three wheelchair-accessible swims on Mill Lake and two on North Lake, in addition to four fishing platforms on North Lake.

What size do the fish go to?

The lakes have quite a reputation for their specimen carp, with the fishery record for mirror carp standing at a whopping 46 pounds and the record for pike reaching up to 28 pounds.

What tactics work well?

The abundant and well-fed duck population makes floater fishing more difficult than other standard carp fishing techniques, such as bait fishing and stalking, which both have a chance of producing fish.

Boilie fishing and stalking are also both viable options. The river backwater offers anglers the chance to catch wily chub by trotting glides and trundling ledger rigs into holes in addition to trotting the glides.

What facilities are on site?



Children’s playground

Disabled facilities

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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