Blackhorse Lake

One of the larger lakes on the Linford complex, Blackhorse can be challenging, but the rewards are there for the angler willing to put in the effort.

Blackhorse Lake

Day ticket or syndicate: Both
How much?: Day ticket £25 for 24 hours, syndicate £600 for complex ticket
How do I get a ticket?: For day tickets contact the Waters Edge shop on 01908 690969. For syndicate ticket contact Dave Marle on 01908 612052
How busy is it?: Average
Can you drive to the swims?: No
On site facilities: Tackle shop, cafe and toilets
Nearest tackle shop: Waters Edge or Willards
Average size: Upper doubles to low 20's
Max realistic size: Low 30's
Realistic catch rate: 1-2 fish
Best swims: Jacko's
Best method: FIshing on the bottom
Best bait: Fishmeal boilies
Ideal fishing range: 50 yards, margins at night
Strange rules you should know: No nuts
Skill level to catch: Intermediate
Location: Great Linford, Milton Keynes

Blackhorse Lake

Blackhorse is the largest lake on the complex. In the summer months, you can enjoy a pint in the bar whilst standing on the balcony overlooking Blackhorse and its residents that will often be basking in the sun amongst the weed beds. They often love a surface bait so at such times it pays to always have them in the car.

One of the larger lakes on the Linford complex holding some beautiful specimens. Fishing at range can help!

- James Armstrong

What you need to know?

Although distance fishing works well on Blackhorse, spodding over the top of your baits and fishing in the margins at night should never be overlooked. The carp can quite literally be caught right under the rod tips, especially if you have carried out a little prebaiting. 

Blackhorse gets weedy, so make sure that your kit is up to the job. Use strong line and ensure that your leads can drop via lead clips or heli safes.

What you need to try!


James | 13th December 2019