Ampthill Reservoir

Ampthill Reservoir, known as ‘The Ressy,’ is a popular fishing destination in Bedfordshire, built by monks from Ampthill Castle.

The 1-acre reservoir in Ampthill Park is home to Carp, Perch, Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, and other fish.

With 21 fishing spots, restrictions include no night fishing, bivvies, keepnets, and barbed hooks.

Ampthill Reservoir

Ampthill Reservoir, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2HX, United Kingdom.

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Ampthill Reservoir

About Ampthill Reservoir

Ampthill Reservoir, also known as ‘The Ressy’, is a popular fishing spot in Bedfordshire. It is about 1 acre in size and was built by monks from Ampthill Castle. The reservoir is located in the beautiful Ampthill Park and is fed by spring water from the hill.

The reservoir is home to many Carp, with sizes ranging from 1lb to 20lb. There have also been big Perch caught weighing up to 4lb 12oz in recent matches. Other fish in the reservoir include Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Goldfish, Crucian Carp, Chub, and Gudgeon.

There are 21 fishing spots around the lake, with reeds and water lilies along the edges. The depth of the lake varies from 2ft to 6ft. There is no night fishing allowed, and no bivvies or brolly tents are permitted. Keepnets are not allowed, and anglers must have a landing net to fish in the lake. Only barbless or micro-barbed hooks are allowed.