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Fishing

9lb bream

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Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park

The lake at Tiddenfoot is well known for its stock of Wels Catfish. In 1880, the Duke of Bedford, using fish obtained from the River Danube, was the first to succeed in stocking the species in Britain when he introduced them to his lake at Woburn Abbey. The Duke’s fish remained undisturbed at Woburn until about 1951 when a decision was made to remove the population. Leighton Buzzard Angling Club assisted with the removal of the fish and were given permission to stock some of the smaller caught fish into Claydon Lakes in Buckinghamshire. During the 1960s anglers began to move some of the smaller catfish from Claydon into surrounding lakes, including Tiddenfoot Waterside Park. The catfish, which can reach well over 2 metres in length, attract anglers from all over the country.

The lake also has good numbers of carp, tench, rudd and bream.

Fishing on the lake requires a permit from the Leighton Buzzard Angling Club.

4lb crucian carp

crucian

23lb mirror carp

9lb tench

37lb common carp

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