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River Nene Barnwell & Princess Lake


The club controls three separate sections of river and a lake at Barnwell near Oundle.

Duchess Lake: Access to this is through a locked gate across the road from the Mill Restaurant. The lake has a good head of tench and carp, roach and rudd are also abundant, as with most lakes this venue fishes better in the summer months.

River Nene: Adjacent to the lake is the main river, known as the marina stretch (as the river feeds the marina on the opposite bank). Fishing is from the road bridge to the lock, a good venue with winter time being perhaps the most rewarding, for roach, bream, perch and the odd decent chub.

Barnwell Backbrook:
Access to both backbrooks is by foot only (see map for vehicle parking area) across the front of the Mill Restaurant. Fishing is available from inside the middle field only for both backwaters. Roach, perch and chub are the main quarry with fish to specimen size.

Plantation River Nene: Access is via the red gate (your standard club key will fit) through Barnwell village on the Ashton road, via a concrete access road  A sluggish section of river with most coarse species present, this stretch is well sheltered and often produces some good bags of quality fish.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NIGHT FISHING ON DUCHESS LAKE HAS BEEN REINSTATED FOR 2016
All waters at Barnwell are subject to the traditional close season with the exception of the lake.

 


BARNWELL COL ILLUS

 

RUSS & BLEAK 3/11

Club member Russ Labrum from Earls Barton caught this huge bleak from the Plantation stretch of the river on Sunday March 13th 2011. The penultimate day of the river fishing season. Weighing in at whopping 4oz 8dr, this beauty was just one dram short of equalling a British rod-caught record of 4oz9dr!

 

!!!!!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS CARRY A LANDING NET & TAKE HOME BROKEN LINE AND ALL RUBBISH!!!!!!!