Low lying Cambridgeshire has plenty of water
Like East Anglia, large parts of Cambridgeshire are renowned for being extremely low-lying with Holme Fen being notable for being the UK’s lowest point at just under three metres or nine feet below sea level. Indeed, the highest point of the county is only 146 metres or less than 500 feet above sea level, so it is hardly surprising there is plenty of water to fish in the county.
Rivers include the Cam, Nene and Great Ouse
Rivers such as the Cam, the Nene and the River Great Ouse are nationally renowned for their huge catches of silver fish, pike and zander with the Nene, in addition to being a prolific coarse water, being especially known by predator anglers as one of the best pike and zander waters in the country. The River Cam, a tributary of the River Great Ouse offers excellent mixed coarse fishing for roach, bream, chub and perch.
Fishing the Fens
Then there’s the Fens, an area covering some 500 square miles much of which was drained centuries ago in conjunction with Dutch land drainage engineers to provide flat and dry land for farming. Today the area provides highly fertile agricultural land where a system of drainage channels and man-made dykes and drains control water levels with a series of sluices and pumping stations. Needless to say there are plenty of fish in these channels, some of which are wide and slow moving.
There’s plenty of pleasure and specimen fishing in Cambridgeshire
Add to this the numerous lakes and day ticket commercial coarse fisheries that provide day and night pleasure and specimen fishing for anglers and you can hardly move a rod’s length without finding somewhere new to cast a line!
Consider the angling clubs
And that’s before you consider the angling clubs like the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society which provides fishing on over 30 miles of river bank, five lakes, four pits and one pond, the Brampton Angling Society, Waterbeach Angling Club, the Offord and Buckden Angling Society and even the Cambridge University Angling Club where you don’t have to be associated with the university to join. And that’s just to name but a few.
All the above served by a community of tackle dealers
Needless to say in such a prolific angling area locals and visitors to Cambridgeshire are well served by local tackle dealers with shops in all the major centres including Peterborough, March, Huntingdon, St Ives, Ely and Cambridge. Here you will find not only tackle to suit the job but up to date information on where is fishing well and how to make the most of your session.