Situated in rural surroundings to
the North of Cambridge, Waterbeach Angling Club or WAC, as it is
some of the best fishing in the Cambridge area
you choose to purchase a club card or a day ticket you can be
assured of tranquil surroundings and a quality fishing experience.
WAC is a
non commercial fishery , it's a fishing
club run by enthusiastic local volunteers.
Our lakes are open again but with some restrictions in place.
Separate car parks for Magpie Lake and Atkin's Water, both sign
The gates are locked, call the number posted on the signs to be
let in and out.
Fishing will be 7am until 7pm each day.
All swims on Atkin's Water are open but must be accessed only
from the steps down or the slopes NOT BY WALKING AROUND THE BANK
PASSED OTHERS WHO MAY BE FISHING.
Most swims on Magpie are open but some are closed for social
distancing purposes again keep your distance from other
No socialising on the bank.
The toilet/wash room is locked and will remain so indefinitely,
so make sure you don't turn up fully loaded.
All this is
for your safety and the other anglers on the lakes. It's also
for our safety.
We will be disinfecting gates, catches etc as well as the
landing net heads and mats.
Remember do not bring your own nets or mats.
Do bring a suitable landing net handle with a 3/8 thread.
net handle? No fishing!
Make sure you take your litter away with you.
We can now take contactless card payments which is our preferred
We will take
cash but the correct money will be necessary.
Stick to these restrictions and we will all stay safe
Club Cards are available on site as well
as day tickets.
07759 977 513
TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME, WE DO NOT GET A RUBBISH COLLECTION FROM THE
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With regret we are
cancelling all matches booked on our waters indefinitely
Watch this space for any
will give you all the basic info you need about our fisheries, for up-to-date info visit our Facebook page.
Our club is based around
the villages of Waterbeach and Landbeach, just 5 miles North
Our waters include
sections of the
River Cam and the Old West River. We have our own still-water
complex in Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, this includes Leland
Water, Atkins Water, Magpie Lake and shortly Dodd's Water..
We also have the Lagoons next to the Old West River near the
Lazy Otter at Chittering. Anyone fishing our waters must be
in possession of a VALID ROD LICENCE.
buy a 1-day, 8-day or 12-month licence online
The River Cam is a slow flowing Fenland River that meanders
through the Cambridgeshire countryside. It has vast shoals
of bream plus quality roach, tench, perch and is probably
the best river in the country at present for very big rudd.
The River banks are easily accessible although some sections
can be fairly long walk but it's well worth the effort.
The Old West River like the Cam is a slow flowing Fenland
River with the same species throughout our short length. We
have 3 lagoons attached to the river that are sheltered and
usually full of fish. The lagoons have the added advantage
that they can be fished during the close season.
is a pristine lake of around 5 acres, it has specimen Carp, Tench, Bream, Rudd, Roach and Perch.
This water is not fishable on the club card and day tickets
are no longer available. The waiting list for new
members is now closed.
Rex Atkins Water is a smaller lake with all the above
species but no Pike. It is a moat shaped water, used for
both matches and for pleasure fishing. A prolific water
that can be fished on the club card which runs from April 1st to March 31st
each year. Carp to 20lb are the main attraction to Atkins. No Keep nets to be used at anytime. The fishery has landing nets
and unhooking mats available for your use, please do not use
your own. Thank you.
Magpie Lakeis again a moat shape lake which produces
phenomenal catches of mainly Carp. A sheltered, intimate
fishery that can be fished in all weathers. Many
fish to well into double figures can be caught here. For those
big catches try a day at Magpie you won't regret it. Day
ticket only available on the bank. No Keep nets to be used at
anytime. The fishery has landing nets and unhooking mats
available for your use, please do not use your own. Thank
Dodd's Water is in the
process of construction and will be available to fish in
approximately 18 months to 2 years time. It will a be a
silver fish only fishery of approximately 1/2 acre so there
will be limited swim access. The water is a lined lake and
as such there will be a no bank sticks allowed. Watch this
space for a progress report.
Match fishing is available to clubs looking for
excellent results. Lakes and pegs need to be booked in
advance by calling or texting our match secretary on
07759 977 513
The club supplies
keep nets and landing nets for matches on Magpie Lake. If fishing
a match on Atkins
all nets and mats must be dipped prior to fishing.
Prices for 2020-2021 season
All anglers must also hold a
valid Environment Agency Rod License inc juniors