Fancott Fishery, Fancott

Fancott is a small and peaceful hamlet just close to Toddington in Bedfordshire. This picturesque region is full of natural landscapes, some of which are amongst the finest in England. Nearby is the stunning Dropshort Marsh, as is the Fancott Woods and Meadows. These nature reserves are under the care of the Wildlife Trust, and they really give the region an important dose of nature and pristine beauty that is hard to resist. And this is proven to be the best area for fisheries! And one such is the Fancott Fishery, a lovely venue with a natural spring fed mature water that offers so many diverse features and a fantastic variety of fish. Anglers of all ages and skills will certainly find their place here, with both beginners and pros managing to satisfy their needs. Toddington locals enjoy this venue a lot, so why not join them? Let’s learn more.

One look at the Fancott Fishery lake will be enough to leave you speechless. This absolutely stunning water is easily one of the prettiest angling venues in the UK. The lake itself is a two and a half acre mature spring fed water, criss-crossed with multiple islands. The waters are superbly stocked with coarse and specimen fish, with a little bit of everything for all anglers. There is a good amount of tench that goes up to 4 lbs, rudd up to 2 lbs and above, good roach up to 3 lbs, and perch to 5. Of course, the specimen carp isn’t lagging behind – mirror carp can go up to 25 lbs and over, kois to 22, and ghost carp up to 20 lbs.

This great variety is excellent, and the overall quality of fishing on this venue is first class. Anglers report a variety of successful tactics that will work well here. Laying down micro pellet and fishing large bait will be good for carp, while casters, hemp, and corn will be great for roach. The fishery is open all year round, and operates on a day ticket system. These are priced at £8 per ticket for one rod, and £10 for two rods. The water has a great amount of swims, with quality wooden platforms to fish from. There is a car park just a short walk away, and good disabled access overall. There are also good toilet facilities on site. Those few swims that lack a protruding wooden platform, have sturdy slabs instead. The venue is located just a mile from the junction 12 on the M1.

But perhaps the strongest feature of this water is the nature. Pristine woodlands, willow trees, deep margins, overhanging trees, reed beds, and lily pads all adorn this venue. The water has five islands – some of them wooded – and it really adds a lot of character and a good amount of variety. Flora and fauna is also exceptional here. Simply put, you are guaranteed a first class angling experience in peaceful, calm surroundings, in some of England’s loveliest nature.