Ramsey, Cambridgeshire PE26
Abbey Lake is a premium carp fishing lake set on a large estate near the fenland market town of Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. The lake was built in the 1950s, so it is nice and mature. However, the first carp were only introduced into the lake in 1999. Abbey Lake’s first stock was 150 carp of about 2-3lbs each. Since then, these first residents have grown to very impressive sizes. In 2007, more carp were added, this time 20 carp to 22lbs. In 2008, another 20 carp were added of similar weight. So, there are plenty of carp to be caught and some very beautiful ones at that. This carp lake is extremely impressive and is available to rent for up to 4 anglers at a time.
What size do the fish go to?
Abbey Lakes current record stands at 34lbs 10oz. However, the owners say there are at least half a dozen carp in this lake over 30lbs, and we’re pretty confident that one of the oldest carp could easily be bigger than 35lbs. There are also loads of 20s in Abbey Lake and double-figure carp that anyone would be happy catching.
What tactics work well?
This is only a 5-acre lake, so compared with other lakes at this venue, it seems small. However, pay attention to features in your peg and fish towards them. If you can, finding a clear spot in the open is also a good idea. Fishing with a good bed of bait is ideal, and the carp love corn and pellets here.
What facilities are on site?
There are toilet facilities on site.
Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available.