OUR Drops are four mature two-acre lakes – with plenty of bankside cover – and can be a dream for those enjoying fishing for big fish in small waters!
Set in parkland, the three open for fishing have permanent pegs and, on their day, are popular with match, pleasure and carp anglers alike.
Their rudd, roach and perch shoals can be very obliging and, at times, provide ‘bite-a-chuck’ fishing. Further up the size-scale the bream can respond well to the pellet.
Carp (to 30lb plus) can often be observed cruising just below the surface and many are caught close in, some on floaters. Short sessions can produce good fish to boilies presented in small solid bags over a bed of bait, but other methods can work well too.
The ‘Drops have turned up some surprises over the years, including perch and chub to over 4lb, and a catfish – though the latter was probably a one-off.
Like most MK lakes the ‘Drops are balancing lakes helping control flood water, and many of the carp have washed down the Loughton brook from Furzton Lake. A number of stockings over the years have helped the ‘Drops become GOOD general fisheries containing carp, roach, rudd, perch, bream, tench, chub and gudgeon.
In 2020 lakes 1 and 2 benefited from stocking with 800 8-10 inch tenchsplit between the two. Over the years other injections had included small carp, silvers, chub, and a few tench.
As balancing lakes the four lagoons often become one during floods with fish able to move freely between them so it becomes difficult to know what fish are in which lake.
Please note: night fishing is allowed on the Teardrops, which are open all year round to season card and day ticket anglers. All MKAA General rules apply.