Website ***UPDATE***


When the website was created it was envisaged that at some stage the website would need to be closed, the trigger to close the website was when the carp reach a good size and security of the fish stock could be in question. Now the Carp are getting bigger with a good number over 30lb and at least 6 Carp with the potential to hit 40lb in the next 6 months. The website will be closed on the 16th October 2020. Dave would like to thank all those who have helped make the website a success and contributed pictures for the capture records, if you look around the internet you will struggle to find a private syndicate website with so much detail and full capture records. All communications and lake info will only be available through the private Facebook page for members. 


Due to the amount of interest. the waiting list for the Alcove is temporarily closed, please keep an eye on the website for when we open the list again



Nestling between the tranquil River Ivel and the town of Shefford lies The Alcove Syndicate.

An 8 acre lake that was formerly a day ticket fishery, has recently been transformed into a private members only syndicate water (August 2017), with on site toilets. The lake holds many secrets, as yet not all of its inhabitants of notable character have been landed.

We are in the process of transforming this tranquil lake into a setting fit for the king of fish, the Carp.

The lake holds some powerful fish, Ghosties into the high twenties along with common, mirror’s and some crucians.

It also holds some rather large Pike and Perch. Due to a regimented feeding program we now have at least 6 carp over the 30lb mark


Our goal is to create a lake that isn’t just a lake, it’s a destination.

Somewhere for members to come and relax, to switch off, to be with friends and to feel both safe and secure in their surroundings with like-minded friends who hold the same core values in both fishing and life with a membership of 130 members.


Our number one priority is towards the fish, every member has a full med kit to treat every fish they catch, be it a 12lb pike or a upper 30lb Ghostie

Chris 35lb Jul 2020d Stitches