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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
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Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
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Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
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We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Boddington is one of the Midlands' top match venues, a 65-acre reservoir where you are virtually guaranteed a catch. Anglers return here time and time again.
Boddington truly offers something for everyone, whether you're a serious match angler, a mid-week pleasure angler, someone wanting to try out new techniques or a parent hoping that their child will catch a fish.
This venue is heavily booked with matches at weekends and throughout the week, but there are always spaces available mid-week for pleasure fishing. It is always advisable to contact the bailiff before you travel, and on arrival, to check the notice board which gives the latest information.
Carp - now average 7lbs in weight with the odd fish being recorded at close to 20lbs. Almost any bait will tempt these fish during the summer months, but they are harder to catch in the winter when the temperature drops.
Roach and perch - these are not often targeted by anglers
Pike - Boddington has produced two fish weighing in excess of 40lbs. It is not inconceivable that a future British record fish could come from this venue.
There is a portable toilet on site.
All year round, dawn until dusk
£6 one rod
£10 two rods
£4 one rod
£8 two rods
£7 one rod
£11 two rods
£8 two rods
£4 one rods
Permits available from the bailiff on the bank. Matches must be booked in advance. Concessionary permits are available to anglers who are in possession of a concessionary rod licence.
Near ByfieldNorthamptonshireNN11 6XU
Situated just outside the village of Upper Boddington on the Boddington Road towards Byfield
T: 07740 534891 for the water bailiffT: 01582 843454 for match bookings
Last date edited: 4 January 2018