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Tiddenfoot Pit


Latitude: 51.90514 | Longitude: -0.671479

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Leighton Buzzard


Tiddenfoot is situated on the outskirts of Leighton Buzzard. The land is owned by South Bedfordshire District Council and forms part of the Tiddenfoot Park. The lake is a flooded sand/gravel quarry. It is well established with good weed growth and a very rich food supply. Depths are variable, with the shallow side of a few feet to 20 feet in the deeper areas. The lake is well stocked with many species of fish.


Catfish to 60lb are present in the lake, anglers can expect multiple captures in a session. There are good quality carp in the lake, some now over forty pounds. The lake was recently stocked with fast growing Simmonds mirror carp, a few of these fish have now reached nearly twenty pounds. Expect these fast growers to hit thirty within another couple of years. Recently a further 40 mirror carp in the 4lb - 9lb range  have been stocked.

Tiddenfoot contains some superb tench. The best so far this year is 9lb 6oz, although it has produced double figure fish in the past few years. The lake is also known for large crucians to 3lb 8oz. Rudd to 3lb and bream to 9lb have also been reported. One mystery is the presence of big eels. Eels over 5lb have been caught but bigger fish have been seen and lost at the landing net.

If you want to night fish at Tiddenfoot a night pass (£30) is required. This can be purchased at the same time as your club membership. Parking is in a car park with a barrier, tall vehicles have to park on the road. Three rods are allowed. Anglers fishing for carp or catfish must use 15lb line and safe rigs. There is no closed season on the lake. Baitboats may not be used. Please note : Junior anglers may only fish Tiddenfoot when supervised by an adult member.

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