Earith Lakes Fisheries
Holme Fen Drove
01487 740301 (08:30 - 18:00)
We will be CLOSED to NON-MEMBERS from 24th December to 4th January. We would like to thank wish you all a very merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016.
Three beautiful lakes set over 36 acres in the beautiful Fenlands of Cambridgeshire, providing both Trout fishing and Carp syndicate. Located 18 miles from the centre of Cambridge and 8 miles from the A14 with easy access from both the South and the Midlands. Open 7 days a week we look forward to welcoming you!
Fly fishing - Damsel Lake
A picturess 12 acre lake stocked with Blue, Brown and Rainbow Trout to double figures. The lake being an ex gravel pit has an undulating bottom with many features and depths to 20 feet. The clear water, weed beds and rich natural habitat offers an ideal environment for fish to flourish packing on weight and maintaining health. 4hr or 8hr Day tickets and memberships are available. There are a number of punts available for hire on the day and float tubes are permitted for a small launching fee. The on-site shop holds a massive range of fly's plus all the essentual equipment you are likly to require for your day out.
Carp Fishing - Woodpecker Lake
The 15 acre Carp Lake lake is stocked with some lovely Carp to over 40lb. 2014 saw 88 30lb+ captures including 34 fish over 35lb. Approximately 80% of all fish caught in 2014 have come out at their best weight with the larger ones putting on about 5lb a year, indicating a healthy environment and good fish growth, a great sign for the future. During 2011 we introduced 25 new fish into Woodpecker lake to protect future stocks (large fish Avg 20lb +), four of these are now over 40lb. At the same time a we created a Carp stock pond filled with fish of various sizes, fish are harvested on an annual basis with 20lb+ fish being moved into the syndicate lake (15 moved during 2013 and a further 5 in 2014). There are also double figure Tench, Bream and Pike (20lb), with the additional chance of catching large Roach, Rudd and Perch.
Pleasure Fishing - Skeets Lake
Skeets lakes is a day ticket lake for the experience angler and not suitable for children, also available for exclusive hire with 1 week notice. Stocked with Tench to 8lb with an average weight of 4lb, bream to 10lb with an average weight of 5lb as well as this there are Rudd, roach and perch to 1lb. The lake is ¾ acre in size with depths varying from 4 ft to 7 ft. The Lake is intended to be a pleasure lake providing specimen fishing for Tench and Bream. Skeets lake is not a commercial water and will be managed as a traditional pleasure lake providing the opportunity to catch a variety of species in a picturesque environment.
Earith Lakes Fisheries was purchased in April 2011 by Martin & Alex Dawson with an ambition of creating a mixed fishery; One of only a few providing Trout, Carp and Pleasure fishing on the same complex. Initially we offered Trout fishing on a membership or day ticket basis and a Carp syndicate membership. During 2013 we opened a new Pleasure/Match lake called Skeets lake,with 12 purpose built swims available on a day ticket or booked as a complete lake for club matches. Skeets lake is stocked with Roach, Rudd (to 1lb +) Tench (to 8lb), Bream to (10lb +) and small Carp (to 10lb). In addition to this we have our own 'growing on' ponds providing high quality Brown and Rainbow Trout for stocking throughout the year.
Earith Lakes Fisheries is located in the heart of the Fenlands surrounded by the villages of Somersham, Bluntisham, Colne and Earith.The lakes are located on a glacial bed of gravel with gin clear filtered water most of the year. We are surrounded by unspoilt countryside boasting an abundance of wildlife from deer, badgers and water voles to Owls, kingfisher, woodpeckers and Oyster catchers. Occasionally buzzards can be seen soaring the sky above the lakes.
During the 1960's the mineral company Amy Roadstone converted 36 acres of wheat field into a number of lakes by extracting the high quality sand and gravel of the region. This resulted in the creation of 2 beautiful lakes and a number of smaller ponds filled by the constant running of gravel filtered water from the underground river bed.
The lakes were originally purchased by Ken McLennan who developed them into one of the best coarse and fly fisheries in the region, stocked with the finest Rainbow and Brown Trout. After living in a caravan for many years Ken finally received permission in 1991 to build a house on the premises, naming it "Hawamahal" meaning palace of the winds. The fishery has been further developed over the years and is now undergoing a upgrade and refurbishment program to equal its past fly fishing reputation and further develop the coarse fishing offer.