Description of water & Species
Lavendon Road is a stretch of river that is largely untouched. As many 'Olneyites' know, this is a stretch in which you just never know what may turn up! This stretch is made up of two main sections. At the upstream end, you have Coulson's field, followed by Brock's. Both of these fields are VERY rarely fished. Early last season, carp, tench and bream were all caught in this area. Despite these fields being a fair walk from the car, they are certainly worth a punt.
Downstream, and closest to the parking is Longlands, followed by the Beanfield. At the upstream end of Longlands is the 'pipe peg'. Long a favourite for anglers, the inflow of water into the river creates an attraction for huge hauls of silvers along with some excellent pike. Matches have been won here in the last year with over 20lbs of silvers!
Further downstream is the Beanfield. This is where the river opens out and slows. Long a favourite of the carpers, this area seems to always produce big carp in the early season. Despite this, throughout the season, a good stamp of fish have been caught in recent times, including some monster perch, multiple tench in a match, and bags of silvers to over 20lbs.
Historically, this stretch has provided pike to 20lbs, bream, tench, chub, big hauls of silvers and carp to over 20lbs. You just never know with this stretch of river!
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO BUILDING WORKS, ACCESS TO BROCKS & COULSON'S IS NOW THROUGH A LOCKED GATE AT THE NORTH END OF DOFFS FIELD (see the Rec section). The gate code is printed in the membership book.
DAY TICKETS - YES (not including Coulson's or Brocks)
NIGHT FISHING - YES
Parking at Lavendon road is quite limited. Those looking to park here can aim for postcode MK46 4HH. You will find the parking as you leave Olney in the direction of Lavendon along the B508. As you come around the first bend coming out of Olney on this road, you will see a small bungalow on your left with a metal farmers gate opposite. Parking is on the grass verge just past the bungalow. There is space for about 5 cars here. Once parked, walk through the metal farmers gate down to the river. Should you wish to fish Brock's or Coulson's, you will need to go through the metal gate that is in the hedges just on the bend in the road.
On match days, we have special arrangements to park off road in the farmers field.