Causeway, Bedford MK44 1JW, United Kingdom
Fishing at Felmersham Gravel Pits is more a matter of enjoying the day in the outdoors than digging in for serious angling.
About 52 acres of woodland, grassland, and open water, the Felmersham Gravel Pits is predominately a nature reserve. Fishing is permitted, but anglers must possess a permit from the Wildlife Trust in order to test their luck.
The lakes are noted for dragonflies and damselflies, with at least 18 species taking this spot as their breeding ground. That makes it one of the most robust locations to see these guys in all of Bedfordshire.
According to reports, the fish at Felmersham Gravel Pits largely consist of carp, tench, bream, perch, pike, and some silver fish. Information and accounts vary, so take initiative (and a rod) and check the place out.
In the deeper waters at Felmersham, water-milfoil and bladderwort are part of the environment. Reeds and bullrush dot the shallower spots of the pits, so be aware of surroundings before getting down to it.
What size do the fish go to?
Some evidence suggests the fish in Felmersham are of a good size, with carp rumoured to be about 35 pounds and tench of about 14. Anecdotes and fish stories may vary, though, so tread lightly.
What tactics work well?
Angling may be done with a Wildlife Trust permit only, so users must follow all rules and regulations associated with the organization.
What facilities are on site?
Facilities are lean at Felmersham, as this is a reserve. Dogs are permitted and grazing animals are on the property. There are walking trails throughout the property.
Is parking available?
Parking is available some 450 yards north of Felmersham on the Causeway, so plan accordingly when it comes to transporting gear.