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Club History

Waterbeach Angling Club was formed in June 1936, by a party of local anglers meeting on the river bank. Then known as 'The Beach Angling Club', the intention was to protect local angling interests against the big clubs from Cambridge, London and Birmingham. 

Land owners were very cooperative towards the Club and soon agreed to lease several excellent stretches of the Cam below Bottisham locks. By 1939 membership was no longer restricted to Waterbeach residents and had risen from 37 to a respectable 184.
Following the war, in 1948, a further mile and a half of river above Bottisham lock was added to the fishing available to members.

Since then, the club has maintained many of these waters and added others,
notably a stretch of the Old West with a series of adjoining 'lagoons' at
Stretham and Leland Water just off the Waterbeach to Landbeach Road
including Atkin's Water and Magpie Lake, and Hatley's Junior Pit in

The club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1986

and 25 years later we are celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2011.


WAC 50th Anniversary display at Waterbeach Feast



Litter and nylon line is both unsightly, dangerous to wildlife and can cause the loss of a fishery.

All discarded line, tackle, bottles and other litter MUST BE REMOVED from swims by Club Members whether dropped by the member or not.  No tins to be brought to any Club Water.

Any Member found leaving litter in their swim will be required to explain their actions to the Committee and may have their Membership withdrawn.

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