Fishing in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is a county in the East of England. The county town is Bedford, where the county’s administrative functions are carried out. The largest city in the county is Luton, which is also home to Luton Airport. Fishing in Bedfordshire can be a great experience, with plenty of lakes and rivers.

Fishing Lakes in Bedfordshire

There are so many fantastic fishing lakes near Bedfordshire, and we will now cover some of the ones we would recommend you should try.

Manor Farm Lakes: Situated on 100 acres of land in Central Bedfordshire, Manor Farm Lakes is one of the best fishing lakes in Bedfordshire. It’s easily accessible from the A1 so you can get there without hassle. They have something for everyone, from the novice to the experienced angler, with 7 lakes and a 1 mile stretch of the River Ivel.

Tiddenfoot, Leighton Buzzard: Tiddenfoot lake is located in the picturesque Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, and it’s an angler’s dream come true. With an average fish weight exceeding 20 pounds, you’re sure to snag a trophy catch!

Beckerings Reservoir Steppingley: Beckerings Park Farm Reservoir is a 5-Acre irrigation reservoir that Luton AC members have been fishing since 1987. The Club has introduced almost the entire stock of fish since then. Anglers at Beckerings Reservoir can expect to catch carp up to 35lb, bream up to 9lb, tench over 8lb, rudd up to 3lb, roach approaching 3lb and pike up to mid-twenties.

Chesnut Pool Fisheries: Chesnut Pool is nestled in the verdant countryside near Landford village in Bedfordshire county. The venue offers really friendly service and is family-run.

Specimen Carp Fishing in Bedfordshire

The carp in Bedfordshire grow to a massive size! Here are some carp fishing lakes in Bedfordshire that we think you should try if you are after specimen carp.

Broom Big Lake: Broom Big Lake is a picturesque gravel pit that spans 45 acres and contains 300 carp, some weighing up to 50lbs! This stunning locale is situated in the Bedfordshire countryside.

Carp Fishing Syndicates in Bedfordshire

Joining a syndicate is like getting access to a special club. You know the lakes will be well managed, and anyone who causes issues will be kicked out. Here are some syndicates to get your name down on the waiting list.

Charlies Syndicate: Charlie’s syndicate is a privately-owned 17-acre complex which offers its members fishing rights all year round. The carp here go up to 32lb, and the pegs are well spaced out to give everyone plenty of room.

Chawston Lakes Syndicate: The Chawston syndicate allows members to fish in a 7-acre complex in the Bedfordshire countryside. This complex, home to Willow and Orchard lakes, is open year-round.

Canal Fishing in Bedfordshire

Canals are often overlooked as commercial fisheries are getting better all the time. However, there is a great canal in Bedfordshire that we think you should try out.

Grand Union Canal at Leighton Buzzard: If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, this canal near Leighton Buzzard is perfect. The stretch is lengthy and quite narrow, containing many species of fish, from carp to tench, bream, and roach aplenty and some very large perch kept under wraps.

Trout Fishing in Bedfordshire

Roxton Park Trout Fishery: Nestled in the Ouse Valley, Roxton Park Trout Fishery is a 28-acre oasis of peace and tranquillity. The fishery was established in 1976 following gravel extraction from the site.

Summerfields Trout Fishery: Supplied trout weigh at least 2lbs, with some going up to 3, 4, and 5lbs. Brown trout stocked range from 3lb to 21lb.

Fishing Shops

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Fishing Clubs In Bedfordshire

Ampthill and District Angling and Fish Preservation Society15 Kingfisher Road Flitwick Bedfordshire UKWebsiteFB
Blunham Angling ClubBlunham Bedfordshire UKWebsiteFB
Leighton Buzzard Angling ClubLeighton Buzzard Bedfordshire UKWebsiteFB
Luton Angling Club12 Demontford Court Toddington Bedfordshire LU5 6HB UKWebsiteFB
Shefford & District Angling AssociationPO Box 59 Shefford Bedfordshire SG17 5UZ UKWebsiteFB
Vauxhall Angling ClubPO Box 232 Baldock Bedfordshire SG7 6XY UKWebsiteFB