McGregor Lake, Sandy, Bedfordshire


New Road, Sandy, SG19 2, Beds, United Kingdom

McGregor Lake Information

Situated in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, this lake is bordered by the River Ivel, and is located just to the east of Sedington off the A1. The lake is a former trout fishery that has been heavily stocked with a mix of mirror and common carp. Sandy lakes fishery is a member’s water that is presently administered by the Biggleswade and Hitchin Angling Association, day tickets are available.

The stocked fish in the lake have grown to some really respectable sizes with the club website promoting carp in excess of 20lb.

Due to the levels of stocking, anglers can expect multiple catches in a session on a good day. Night fishing is also available but is only offered to club members who must register and then be put on a waiting list.

Aside from carp there are a whole host of species to be found, this includes;  Pike, Tench, very large Perch, Roach, Bream, and even Eels!

What size do the fish go to in McGregor Lake?

Carp can grow in excess of 20lb in this lake

If you are looking for specimen Pike this could be a great place, monsters of 26lb have been caught here!

Tench up to 9lb is a possibility

Perch up to 3lb are caught regularly

2lb roach are also a possibility

What tactics work well on McGregor Lake?

Anglers are limited to two rods on this water.

For Tench, float fishing brings good results.

Big bags of roach are possible using a pole, and feeder rods also work well. Anglers may have to adapt their tactics to avoid shoals of Gudgeon

For Eels, worm baits on running ledger rigs can give a good result.

What facilities are on site?

The water is accessible for disabled anglers

Is parking available?

Parking is available

Youtube videos of McGregor Lake Sandy


Sandy Lakes Fishery

After some more fisheries in Bedfordshire

Why not check out our full list of fisheries in Bedfordshire or check out fishing shops in Bedfordshire

Leave a Comment