Stillwaters in full swing

MANY of our local stillwaters are now in full swing – with winter well behind us we should be able to look forward to some cracking sport at just about every one.

I suggest you give Kingsland Reservoir a try. There are two carp lakes on the fishery and a very popular silver fish pool. The latter is a water where waggler fans can fish to their heart’s content, up in the water on red maggot catching chub to 5lb and plenty of tench.

Those that prefer to fish the pole and small pellet are sure to bag up on crucians, orfe, skimmers, tench and chub and also see nets to 50lb-plus.

Onto the carp lakes and Kingsland is one of the few fisheries that allow you to fish a method feeder, a real winner in early spring.

The fishery is easy to find, head towards Peterborough on the A605. Just before you get to Coates look on the left on a bend for a sign to Turves, turn left and the fishery is half a mile on the left hand side. Day tickets are £6 a day with concessions for OAP’s, juniors and disabled. Contact number for all enquiries and match bookings: 01733 840312.

Willowcroft Fishery

In the Wisbech area they do not come much bigger or better than Willowcroft Fishery. It is already well established with the big fish boys and matchmen alike, but there is always room for the pleasure angler although if you are looking for that fish of a lifetime, my advice is to get booked up if you want to put a session in.

Willowcroft Fisheries is under construction for caravan and camping and will be ready from Easter 2011. They have toilets, showers, fresh water and the facility to dispose of chemical toilet and shower waste: you will be able to get a token from the office for the showers. A cafe is also under construction and should also be ready for Easter 2011. Bookings are now being taken so please ring 01945 701625/07766 815603.

Most of the waters are available on a day ticket and I know a lot of clubs often use the fishery for their matches. They keep coming back too, a sure sign the fishery is producing top quality action for all anglers.

Memberships are available for fishing the big fish Six Islands Pool which over the past couple of seasons has produced some huge fish. They run from May 1. They are (all plus VAT): £25 for 2010/2011 and £30 for 2011/2012.

Six islands (plus VAT) is £20 for 2 rods and £25 for 3 rods per 24 hours.

Day tickets (all plus VAT) – Seadyke Lake is £5 per rod. Grandads Lake is £5 per rod. Cafe Lake is £7.50 for 1 rod, £12.50 for 2 rods and £5 extra for 24 hours (minimum of 2 rods for 24 hours). Match lakes are £5.

North View

North View Lakes situated half a mile from the village of Gedney Hill is fast gaining a reputation as a cracking water for clubs around the area.

Anglers keep coming back so that is a sure sign of a good fishery. Several of our local clubs have already booked matches for the coming months. Get over there and give it a try: I do not think you will be disappointed.

Day tickets are £6 and a contact number for the fishery is 01406 330006.


Buttonhole Lake is located in the village of Marshland St James (between Wisbech and King’s Lynn). It is a small well stocked fishing lake containing 24 wooden platform pegs, which caters for pleasure and match anglers. Over the past few years it has grown its reputation into a fine water that many local rods visit regularly, a sure sign of a very good water.

They run regular matches and in particular the Buttonhole Tournament Match. 


Once at Marshland St James turn at the crossroads onto School Road, carry on to the Marshland Arms pub, directly opposite is Rands Drove which leads to the lake. Buttonhole Lake, Rands Drove, Marshland St James, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 8HA, 01945 430629.

l Tydd Gote AC’s annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7.15pm, at Leverington Village Hall.

l Chatteris Working Mens Club Angling Section are holding their AGM at 8pm on Tuesday, April 12 at 8pm, at the club.