Boddington Reservoir, Northamptonshire

Boddington Reservoir is a man made water of some 400 sq acres in size and was created to promote outdoor waterside leisure activities in the area. Boddington plays host to a number of sailing and water sport activities throughout the year with many clubs around it’s shores. It is a popular venue also throughout the year for anglers of all abilities. Matches are held every weekend without exception.


A number of species inhabit Boddington but primarily you will catch carp. Average size is currently 2.5-3.5lb with summer match bag weights of up to 200lb. Winter match weights come down to a respectable 50-80 lb or there abouts. Other species such as roach, tench and perch can also be found here.

Best Baits/Methods

Method/cage feeder with groundbait. Baggin waggler in height of summer. Best baits include: maggots, pellets, sweetcorn, mini bollies, cat meat.

How to find it

From Banbury Junction 11 M40. Take A361 Daventry road until you reach Byfield village. Just before entering Byfield village turn left. Follow for approx 1.5 miles until you see Boddington Res on left