Jones Pit – 9 Acre Lake

Jones Pit is one of the country’s longest established specialist carp and catfish waters. Both waters were stocked with catfish originally from Woburn Abbey, where the Duke of Bedford had first introduced the species to Britain in the 19th century.

Situated near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, the clear waters of its two lakes offer ideal habitats not just for catfish and carp, but also for tench, bream, roach and perch – making it the perfect venue for specimen-hunters and pleasure anglers alike.

The lakes at Jones Pit measure eight and three acres respectively, and contain flourishing colonies of catfish, carp and perch. A celebrated inhabitant of the main lake is ‘The White One’, a distinctive white-mottled catfish believed to be a 50-year-old albino.

RK Leisure has backed up this success by making significant improvements to the venue, completing a major restocking, opening up the smaller lake and upgrading parking and access to make fishing here more convenient and enjoyable. These improvements, along with a recent string of venue record-catches, spell good things for all types of angler. With weights rising and three recent catfish landings at 65lb+, Jones Pit holds out the prospect of some stunning catches.

Read more on our Jones Pit history page…

  • Venue Records

    220 carp and 100 catfish
    Catfish 84+ Ibs
    Common Carp 38+ Ibs
    Mirror Carp 39Ibs 14oz
    Pike 28+ Ibs
    Bream 13+ Ibs
    Tench 9+ Ibs

  • Fishery Info

    Address: Heath and Reach, A5, LU7 9RA
    Fishery Size: 9 Acre Lake & 3 Acre
    Season: 10th April – 31st March Annually
    Rod Limits: 2 Rods 10th Apr – 31st Oct
    Rod Limits: 3 Rods 1st Nov – 31st Mar
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