New Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Railway Lakes is actually two lakes covering a span of two and a half acres. The first lake if the biggest – and the deepest, ranging about 35 feet down. This larger lake is well-stocked with carp and is sometimes known, for obvious reasons, as “the deep lake.”
The second lake is shallower and noted for a significant batch of fish, including bream, tench, rudd, perch, and carp.
Getting to Railway Lakes is a matter of venturing out of Whittlesey using the backroad that veers toward Benwick. Cross the railway and you will come up on a garden centre on the left. Turning left at the centre is the next step. Follow the road down to the bottom, turn right at the fence and the car park will be your destination on your way to this fantastic fishing spot.
What size do the fish go to?
Reports have emerged from Railway Lakes of carp in the range of 30 pounds, especially coming out of the deep lake. The smaller lake still holds a serious load of fish, but sizes range from a few ounces to double-digit catches.
What tactics work well?
Railway Lakes fishers swear by pastes and sweetcorn as bait, but word is that maggots also make for an excellent lure come the summer months. Using variety – and smarts – will lead to more significant yields. A little creativity works, too.
What facilities are on site?
There are toilets available onsite at Railway Lakes. The Lattersey Nature Reserve is nearby and the Partridge Farm Equestrian Centre is right onsite. A selection of restaurants and the Railway Inn, complete with live entertainment Saturdays, can be found under a mile away.
Is parking available?
Parking is available onsite.
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