The Airman


Hitchin Rd, Meppershall, Shefford SG17 5JF, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

This is a former clay pit that’s just over 4 acres in size and is located in the county of Bedfordshire. When fishing here it’s not just about the fishing, as it’s a lovely place to just watch the wildlife you will be sure to see a range of birds and insects as this lake is designated as part of the county wildlife site.

As with all clay pits, this one is deep and at its deepest, it’s 30ft. This means it’s perfect for large growing fish and there are plenty of these with carp going to over 30lb as well as some monster catfish.

It’s the perfect lake for specimen fisherman, but also suits pleasure anglers who want to fish somewhere a bit different.

Pike in here grow to 25lb which is a truly amazing size. These are best targetted in the winter.

Despite the lake being 4 acres in size, there are actually only 20 pegs in total which means you are guaranteed some privacy. Each peg is also big enough to hold a bivvy.

It really is a special fishery that’s well maintained by the club. They have done a lot of work on it over the years with the footpaths being redone in 2014 and the car park having an overhaul in 2017. Later in 2019, all the swims were redone with 3m wide oak boards and all the steps heading down to the swims were all redone.

If you want a truly special place to fish in Bedfordshire then give it a go

What size do the fish go to?

  • Carp to 30lb
  • Pike to 25lb
  • Catfish to over 60lb
  • Roach to 3lb
  • Tench to 11lb
  • Perch to 3lb

What tactics work well?

The fish respond to a range of fishing styles and are often found patrolling the shallower reed lined margins.

What facilities are on site?

There are no facilities on site.

Is parking available?

The lake has secure gated access with the ability to park directly behind the four pegs in the large car park

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