How End Fisheries


How End Road, Bedford MK45 3JT, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

How End, located in Bedford, consists of two distinct lakes created to accommodate different fishing methods and a variety of fish species. Both lakes have increased their depths to six feet across all pegs to enable ice fishing and wide ledges to provide places for fish to hold. The lakes are home to a diverse population of fish, including those that can thrive in warmer or colder months.

There are specially designed disabled swims on both lakes adjacent to the car park that is six feet wide and four feet long. Additionally, there is good access for disabled anglers to all other swims on the site, which do not have any steps on any of the pegs. Specifically, on Yasi’s, the two disabled pegs make it possible to access the island with only 11.5 meters of a pole, which makes it much simpler to get to the areas holding fish.

You can expect to find a wide variety of excellently sized fish in this well-established fishery. These fish include carp, barbel, ide, perch, and roach, as well as quality tench, bream, and crucians, among other surprises.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp up to around 20lb, Barbel up to 10lb and Ide up to 3lb, and plenty of other fantastic silverfish such as 4lb Perch, 1lb Roach.

What tactics work well?

Pole, waggler, feeder, ledgering with the allowed bait. Allowed baits are maggots, casters, hemp, tares, sweetcorn (one normal size tin (1/2 pint) per match/session), fishery pellets, worms (1 kilo = 3pints) groundbait (1 kilo per match/session) and bread (3 slices only). The only pellets allowed to be fed are fishery only, which are fairly priced and easily available from the fishery owners. No other feed pellets are permitted, although there are no restrictions on the use of hooker pellets.

What facilities are on site?

There is a tackle and bait shop, and separate toilet facilities containing both gents and women’s/disabled toilets, both of which are in short proximity to the car park.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is ample and safe parking space.

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