Dovecote Lake

If you are looking for an album filler, Dovecote holds a great number of 30's, and 40's too.

Dovecote Lake

Day ticket or syndicate: Syndicate
How much?: £600
How do I get a ticket?: Contact by email -
How busy is it?: Fairly quiet
Can you drive to the swims?: Yes some
On site facilities: Clubhouse
Nearest tackle shop: Waters Edge or Willards
Average size: 20lb plus
Max realistic size: 40lb
Realistic catch rate: 1-2 fish per session
Best swims: Island swims
Best method: FIshing on the bottom
Best bait: Fishmeal boilies
Ideal fishing range: Variable
Strange rules you should know: None
Skill level to catch: Experienced
Location: Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes

Dovecote Lake

There are sixty acres of Dovecote Lake, interestingly shaped with 100 permanent swims. Depths range from 1½ to 20 feet with its shape come two main bays where fish love to hold – perfect surface fishing areas on hot sunny days. The bottom varies with gravel, oxygen weed and silt. There is also a large island which houses overhanging trees, and bushes and reeds line some of the lake too. The lake holds an exceptional head of carp; during the 1998/99 season 700 carp to upper double were introduced into the water, alongside the original head of carp which range from low doubles to upper 30’s. 

There are now heaps and heaps of 30lb plus carp with a handful of rather special 40lb plus fish.


A large pit containing shedloads of 30's and some 40 plus specimens too.

- James Armstrong

What you need to know?

You can receive some incredible hits from Dovecote with a bit of effort; prebaiting tactics work particularly well, especially if you can identify areas that are a little quieter than others.  Don’t neglect the bays as these can be very productive in summer. 



James | 13th December 2019

What you will need!