Fishing & Fisheries in Northamptonshire
Fisheries and angling within the Northamptonshire Nene Valley area are both in abundance due to the large scale quarrying of gravel, clay & sand creating still waters of all shapes and sizes. We also have the Rivers Nene & Ouse local along with The Grand Union Canal and various estate lakes & private fisheries within close proximity.
Our club has a wealth of angling sites across the Nene Valley and further afield made available for our members to fish. From shallow estate lakes to the rivers Nene & Ouse or a big windswept gravel pit we have a venue suiting nearly all angling styles & disciplines.
Grand Union Canal Theddingworth & Laughton
The fishing at Theddingworth can be some of the most prolific in our area for canal match anglers. Often hundreds of small fish are caught in matches. Large bream and Perch are also resident in these stretches…
The River Great Ouse Chellington, Bedford
Our Great Ouse water can produce specimen Chub and Barbel, as well as nets of Roach, Bream and Perch in the slower sections
Carp large and small give a fun day on these two small lakes. Perfect for those new to catching carp or juniors.
Barnwell River Nene, Backbrook & Princess Lake
A peaceful & quiet section of the River Nene that has produced some huge Rudd & Chub catches of Late. Princess lake is a low stocked small lake with specimens of several species
Brian Crowhurst Ringstead Island Fishery
The fishing complex at Ringstead Island was renamed ‘The Brian Crowhurst Ringstead Fishery’ in 2018 following the sad loss of the clubs chairman of over 50 years and angling stalwart, Brian Crowhurst. The fishery comprises of 2 lakes; Barker’s and Brightwell’s, the main river Nene, a backwater and 2 pools, known as Mill Cotton Fishery…..
Spinney Lakes and River(s) Nene and Ise
For real specimen Carp, Bream or Pike, Spinney Lakes is the venue worthy of a campaign. Meanwhile in winter, the river can produce bags of Roach, big Chub and massive Pike.
Hardwater Mill River Nene
A classic wild stretch of the River Nene. Great for Roach on bread punch and predator fishing in winter months.
A real urban water surrounded by housing. A real mix of fishing can be enjoyed here. A 5 hour session can produce 15lbs of many species with the odd larger Carp at times too.
Canons Ashby Estate Lakes
These two estate lakes are a great all-year-round venue. A fun day can be had on the Roach and Skimmers but, a targeted approach for specimen Carp can also be enjoyed here.
River Nene – Oundle – New for 2020
From the 2020 season, Oundle AC have kindly assigned their waters to our club.
Luton Angling Club, Canal Water Share
7 sections of the Grand Union Canal from Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard, these waters are full of big Perch, Roach, Break & Carp. The canal holds some great fish and is regarded by some as being one of the best sections to target a 20lb+ canal Carp.