Fishing In Buckinghamshire

The county of Buckinghamshire is known for its gorgeous landscape and historic houses, and of course, the fantastic fishing.

High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow, and Amersham are all located in Buckinghamshire’s southern region, close to London. Aylesbury Vale awaits those who journey north, for their fishing fix, with its charming villages, market towns, and exquisite country mansions.

The county is also home to some of the most celebrated carp you’ll ever catch. Buckinghamshire offers anglers rivers, reservoirs, and lakes well stocked with double-digit carp.

Carp are not the only fish on offer in Buckinghamshire; you’ll find something for every angler in the county, including Pike fishing, fly fishing, night fishing, and prolific amounts of Rudd, Roach, Bream, and Tench.

Fisheries In Buckinghamshire

Two venues that stand out are Oakfield Fishery in Kingswood Nr. Aylesbury and The Goosey, River Ouse Nr. Olney.

Situated in 17 acres of manicured Buckinghamshire countryside, Oakfield Fishery is a mixed coarse fishing site that has been around for more than two decades. You’ll find Carp up to 25 lbs, F1 carp, barbel, tench, bream, perch, and roach in this 5-acre body of water.

Near to Olney, you’ll find the Goosey, a branch that diverges from the River Great Ouse and then re-joins it, producing an island, is this river fishing spot. In addition to the north bank of the island, fishing is permitted in the island’s two waterways and on the island’s north bank.

There is a lot of smaller fish, such as Roach, Rudd, and Bleak.  Due to the abundance of small fish, you can fish for pike and perch. Large numbers of predators return to this spot each year.

Carp Fishing In Buckinghamshire

There’s a vast array of carp fishing in Buckinghamshire, enough to suit all skill levels and situated all over the county and providing fantastic day ticket carp fishing.

There are various spots where you can take the opportunity to bank a new personal best, from built-up towns to more secluded areas in the heart of the countryside.

For the expert carp anglers looking to catch fish above 40lbs, head over to Willen Lake North in Willen, Milton Keynes; day tickets are available here from £45 (2 rods) £58 (3 rods) for adults and price reductions for seniors and juniors.

Willen Lakes is a public lake owned by the Parks Trust in central Milton Keynes. It’s a massive lake where you can fish for some brilliant fish. If you prefer peace and quiet when fishing, choose the North Lake, not the south

If you want one of the lesser-known carp venues, head to Grebe Lake in the Emberton Park holiday complex. I should warn you this is a popular area for joggers, dog walkers, and families with children; however, the lakes aren’t that well known for fishing.

There are roads inside the complex so you can get close to the water; you’ll need to pay fr parking, though. You can catch Carp up to 28lbs here, and there are some Tench over 8lbs and bream and pike in the twenties.

You can fish on day tickets, or fishing is free if you have an MKAA season ticket.

Hyde Lane is a beautiful 20-acre gravel pit situated on the outskirts of Buckingham. The site is one of many run by Embryo Angling Habitats. Joining the syndicate for Hyde Lane will set you back £350; the lake is stocked with between 70 to 80 Carp, and the lake record is 44lbs.

The lake is relatively shallow, so summer fishing requires some strong tackle because of the reeds. Hyde Lane is a full seven-day ticket; however, there are some midweek tickets available. You will need to be an experienced angler to fish in this venue.

Pike Fishing In Buckinghamshire

Situated a short five-minute walk from Westfield Fishery Carp lake, you’ll find an excellently stocked fishing stream, a perfect location for an excellent day fishing for Pike. 

There are no facilities on the stream, but you are only five minutes away, if necessary; however, you will get somewhere peaceful and remote if you enjoy that environment.

The Carp lake offers excellent Carp fishing for Common Carp and Mirror Carp; the record stands at 38lbs. The record Crucian Carp caught in the lake was 4 1/4 lbs, a pretty decent size.

Late in the season, over Christmas and early spring is the time to come to the lake for some brilliant Pike fishing. Using a combination of strong-smelling fish such as herring and mackerel, you can catch yourself a double-digit Pike, possibly even over 20lbs. 

Set in the Buckinghamshire countryside on seventeen acres and running alongside the Chess river, you’ll discover Waterside Fishery. There are two lakes at this venue; Kingfisher Lake and Heron Lake.

At 6 acres, Kingfisher is the bigger of the two lakes and where you’ll find the Pike fishing. However, if you also enjoy Carp fishing, you can find some monsters here up to 53lbs.

Pike season runs from October to the end of February. The site has a few rules when fishing for Pike:

  • No float fishing (Carp and Pike only)
  • Fish only halfway at anytime
  • A Mat and net are compulsory
  • You must fish for Pike with a wire trace
  • Nothing smaller than a 42-inch landing net

Trout Fishing Buckinghamshire

If you’re visiting Buckinghamshire and a keen game angler, you won’t be disappointed with your visit.

Located on Heath Road in Great Brickhill, you’ll find the Pochard Lake Trout Fishery. This venue is a beautiful trout fishing lake fed by a secluded spring in its 23-acre wooded valley – sounds idyllic.

On-site is a clubhouse serving breakfasts, lunches, teas, and snacks throughout the day. The clubhouse opens all year round. 

You can join as a club member or purchase day tickets.

The lake covers two acres and runs to fifteen feet at its deepest. The owners stock the lake regularly (every week or fortnightly) with rainbows, browns, and blues in the two to five-pound range. 

Another excellent venue for trout fishing is Latimer Park Fly Fishery. It is located in the Chess valley in the village of Latimer, close to Chesham.

The venue includes two small ponds offering game fishing on season tickets.

Fishing Lakes In Milton Keynes

There are in the region of fourteen fishing lakes in Milton Keynes, something for everyone. One venue that will suit you are explicitly looking for Carp fishing in Milton Keynes is Alders Farm Fishery. This venue is located in Bragenham, just nine miles from Milton Keynes.

Alders Farm has a total of six lakes. Ash Lake is a match lake with 30 pegs for Carp. Three beginner’s ponds – Mylo’s, Pump, and Wood.

Oak Lake is a 3-acre specimen lake with two tiny islands that are productive areas to fish for Carp. You’ll find a good head of Carp in the lake, and one of the largest is over 40lbs.

There’s an on-site tackle shop, a cafe, and toilet facilities.

Free Fishing In Buckinghamshire

At the time of writing, we are unable to find any free-fishing venues. However, if you know anywhere that offers free fishing, please get in touch.

Night Fishing Buckinghamshire

There’s plenty of night fishing available in Buckinghamshire. Two venues we recommend are Westfield Fishery and Upper Farm Henton.

I talked about Westfield Fishery earlier in the article, and they also offer night fishing from 5 pm to 7 am for £15.50. You can also request exclusive hire for three nights at £575.

Inside Upper Farm Henton is Upper Farm lake which has mixed coarse fishing, and the lake is stocked with Common, Crucian, Mirror, Leather, and Grass Carp. Sizes are from just a few pounds to high doubles. 

There are also masses of Tench, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Perch, and Orfe. The lake is divided into two ponds, Graham’s and Tony’s. Night fishing here is from 8 pm to 8 am and costs £15.00.

Fishing Clubs in Buckinghamshire

Marlow Angling club12 Johnson Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP14 3DGWebsite
Milton Keynes Angling Association49 Liddon Road Chalgrove Oxford Buckinghamshire OX44 7YH UKWebsite