Blue Lake TWAPS is a carp lake based in Northfleet, Kent, United Kingdom. It has a stock of around carp and is 36 Acres in size. The biggest carp is over 35lb+
Blue Lake at Northfleet is a natural spring fed lake. It is not a commercial fishery and is a strictly members only water. It is approx 595m long by 248m wide. (Roughly 36.5 acres) It varies in depth from 1.2m – 15m (4ft – 48ft). It can look very daunting on your first visit there, because of its size, compared with your standard commercial fishery. To your left on entering you will see there is a huge white cliff running down the length of the lake. This is known as the Railway Bank and the other side is called the Tree Bank. There are various swims along both sides and before it was closed for water extraction these swims had names such as Gemmals (named after J Gemmals who lived in the old house at the end of the road which is now offices), Steps, The Pipes, The Ramp, The Old Pump House etc.
There are various features such as bays and gravel bars which can be fished for or in, but you will have to do your homework and put in the time in on the lake to find out where they are and when you get it right the fishing can be very rewarding. This is common though with fishing a large, deep chalk pit.
Blue Lake holds carp, (mirrors, leathers and commons) up to 35lb plus, roach to 2lb and eels to 8lb and many other species. The lake was temporarily closed for a while (approximately 5 years) whilst work was going on with the building of the new Ebbsfleet station. Fishing resumed again in 2007 but unfortunately over this period of time nature took its toll on the lake. Swims have been made by anglers who now fish the lake, but a lot of work still needs to be done.
Good quality fish are being caught with carp being the dominant species.