Waterbeach Angling Club

Welcome to Waterbeach Angling Club

Situated in rural surroundings to the North of Cambridge, Waterbeach Angling Club or WAC, as it is affectionately known,
offers some of the best fishing in the Cambridge area 
Whether 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.


Due to flooding our lakes will be closed for several weeks and possibly longer if we get more rain. It's too dangerous for any angling to take place.
The 1st 3 shots are of Atkins and the last 2 Magpie.
So sorry folks closed for the next 3 - 4 weeks, possibly longer.

Still the same 12/01/2021

Tier 4 Lockdown  and Angling can continue as normal,

but travel restrictions may possibly affect anglers travelling any major distance?

Watch this space!

Our lakes are open again but with some restrictions in place.
Separate car parks for Magpie Lake and Atkin's Water, both sign posted.
The gates are locked, call the number posted on the signs to be let in and out.
Fishing will be 7am until 4pm each day until further notice.
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 anglers.
No socialising on the bank.

The toilet/wash room is now open from 7am - 4pm. Please do not abuse this facility. NO WET WIPES.

All this is for your safety and the other anglers on the lakes. It's also for our safety. Please do not abuse our volunteers doing so will get you banned.

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.

No net handle? No fishing!
Make sure you take your litter away with you, THIS INCLUDES FISHING LINE.
We can now take contactless card payments which is our preferred method.

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.
Thank you.

07759 977 513


07759 977 513

 Due to Covid all matches booked on our waters are cancelled indefinitely.

Watch this space for any updates.

This page will give you all the basic info you need about our fisheries, for up-to-date info visit our Facebook  page.


 Tight Lines!

Updated 12/01/2021


Our club is based around the villages of Waterbeach and Landbeach, just 5 miles North of Cambridge.

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.

 You can buy a 1-day, 8-day or 12-month licence online See here

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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.

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Buy your River ONLY Day Ticket via Paypal button 6.00


 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. What 3 words App location: cascade.waltz.establish

Our Waterbeach Road, Landbeach Fisheries
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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 Lake is 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 you

 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.

Leland Water 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.
Match fishing are suspended for the moment further information will be posted in due course.

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 See here

Adult - 35.00 - Juniors - 10.00 - Husband/Wife - 40.00;  All Concessions (65+,Armed Forces, Disabled) - 25.00

Club Cards are available from Rosemary Stores, Rosemary Road, Waterbeach, Willow Grange, Chittering and F J Farrington, Water Street, Chesterton, Cambridge

Day Tickets prices:

River - 6.00 [No concessions]  - Atkins Water - 8.00 [Concession 6.00]

Magpie Lake - 8.00 [Concession 6.00] [2.00 per ticket off Magpie tickets for holders of WAC club card].

 River ONLY Day Tickets are available via this paypal button

 or from Rosemary Stores, Rosemary Road, Waterbeach CB25 9NB Map


Flora & Fauna around the site 12/12/10

Landing nets and unhooking mats are supplied for your use on both Atkins Water and Magpie Lake please return them after use, but please do not mix them or steal them, thank you.

Please support WAC's agents

Ely Road
Chittering   01353 649573
Please note our new opening times.
We are now closed on Mondays.
Winter opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.
Summer opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm.

F. J & F. J Farrington Rosemary Newsagents
2 - 4 Ferry Lane, Chesterton, 3 Rosemary Road, Waterbeach,
Cambridge  01223 461361 Cambs 01223 571646
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88 All Saints Road, 22 Northfields
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