Brian Crowhurst Ringstead Fishery


Grange Rd, Ringstead, Kettering NN14 4DT

Fishery Information

This fishery is run by Wellingborough & District Nene Angling Club.

The fishing complex at Ringstead Island is a designated SSSI site owned outright by our club. The site was purchased in 1993 and comprises of 2 large gravel pits in Barker’s lake and Brightwell’s lake, The River Nene and its back brook. The complex was renamed in summer 2018 as a tribute to the club’s late chairman of 48 years, Brian Crowhurst. The complex is kept secure by a locked main vehicle gate, and members require a key to gain access, which can be obtained for a small charge from our membership outlets.

What size do the fish go to?

Barkers Lake: Barkers is around 13 acres and has a mixed fishery. It contains Carp up to mid 30’s, specimen Tench & Bream, large Rudd, and some Pike.

Mill Cotton: Mill Cotton consists of Snake Lake and Doughnut Lake, both stocked with varied species including Carp, Bream, Roach, Tench, Chub, Barbel, and Crucian Carp.

What tactics work well?

At Barkers Lake, tactics such as natural food and shelter in weedy areas during summer can be effective. Specific tactics for fishing at Mill Cotton are listed in our annual membership booklet.

What facilities are on site?

Mill Cotton has on-site secure car parking, toilets, and food & snacks available.

Is parking available?

There is on-site secure car parking available at Mill Cotton.

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