Looking for some good tench fishing near Cambridge? I have mentioned in a previous blog the delightful Earith Lakes Fishery, owned and run by two really lovely people, Martin and Alex Dawson. There is a syndicated specimen lake, which has recently produced a 34lb common carp, a well stocked day ticket trout lake, and now a mixed coarse fishing lake (“Skeet’s Lake”), named after the man who dug three “swampy” ponds into the lovely lake that it is today. Sadly that gent has subsequently died of cancer.
Martin has created numerous comfy swims in Skeet’s Lake, which contains carp, tench, bream and lots of sizeable rudd, and yesterday Bob and I paid a visit there to sample the joys of the new venture. We didn’t go that early, and the continuing blisteringly hot weather obviously wasn’t going to help our chances. Even so tench bubbles seemed to be everywhere, and I was really looking forward to the session.
I was anything but disappointed. Although it was a job to get through the rudd, in a fairly short duration of time I banked a carp of about 5lbs, three tench of about the same size, and plenty of rudd of 4 to 8oz – all super fun on a light match rod.
When I go again I will take a rake, as weed was a slight problem, but there is no doubt that this lake has great potential. Next time I’ll head over for an early morning session.
This charming pool is open to day ticket fishing at, I believe, £7 a day. Have a look here for more details. Highly recommended!