Kingfisher Lake, Bluebell Lakes

A premium day ticket and syndicate venue offering some of the best carp in the country

Kingfisher Lake Key Details

Day ticket or syndicate: Day ticket
How much?: £32.50 for 24 hours up to £280 for a 4-rod week ticket.
How do I get a ticket?: In the shop before starting.
How busy is it?: Busy year round
Can you drive to the swims?: Yes
On site facilities: Tackle shop, toilets and showers
Nearest tackle shop: On site
Average size: Over 25lb
Max realistic size: 30 fish over 40lb plus
Realistic catch rate: 1 per session, bigger hits on the right day
Best swims: Car Park corner very good for night bites. First and Second Point consistent big-fish producers.
Best method: Pinpoint the clay through precise marker float work. The fish love the rock hard areas.
Best bait: Use big boilies. There is a large head of bream present so use 16mm or bigger.
Ideal fishing range: 30-40yrd although the fish do love the margins near the overhanging trees.
Strange rules you should know: Barbless hooks only. No maggots. No nuts, chickpeas or trout pellets. Minimum age for fishing is 16.
Skill level to catch: Intermediate to advanced
Location: Tansor, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 5HP.

Kingfisher Lake, Bluebell Lakes

A very busy, tough water with some of the countries best looking and biggest carp.

For good reason, the Kingfisher Lake on the Bluebell complex is one of the most sought after day tickets in the country, anglers flock from all over to have a dangle for these premium carp.

Kingfisher Lake remains one of the best day tickets in the country.

- James Armstrong

What do I need to know?

The main carp water on the Bluebell complex and home to the late Benson at 64 pounds.

This 7 acre lake offers varying depths that generally range from 13ft to 16ft and the many overhanging trees can provide little sanctuaries for some great marginal angling.

Firstly and definitely the most important factor is locating the carp, the most effective way to do this is to be up at first light and awake way in to the darkness watching for any signs of carp.

Most anglers on the Kingfisher lake will wake up very early and watch to be one step ahead of the rest will definitely aid you in putting fish on the bank. 

Once you have located the carp is now time to find some clay.

Most swims on Kingfisher will have some areas of clay in front of them, particularly the points which command the central area of the lake.

Feeling for the firmer areas amongst the clay will always pay off well, as the fish seem to love the rock-hard spots.

There is a huge shoal of bream in Kingfisher, so it always pays to use boilies in particular big baits, 16mm or larger. 

Kingfisher is a very popular lake and when angling pressure is high it always plays well to tuck yourself into a quiet corner let the angling pressure push the fish towards you so that in mind never neglect corners.

Floaters work incredibly well on Kingfisher and it is without doubt a firm favourite way of fishing amongst the regular anglers on the complex.

Although to some it is hard work because of the amount of seagulls. However, if you feed them off you can be in for some top sport.


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Jimmy began his angling on the river Ouse with his father fishing for roach. His passion grew quickly and soon developed a love for big-fish across the globe!

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