Manea Rd, Wimblington, March PE15 0PE, United Kingdom
Skylark Lakes offers quality carp fishing in a picturesque setting, where personal bests could be broken. The lakes contain a good cross-section of carp, including Old English Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp and Common Carp, as well as some heavily scaled Mirror Carp. There are numerous 30lbs plus carp present and a good number of 20s that will keep you busy if you get your tactics right.
What size do the fish go to?
The largest lake, The Mere, is just over seven acres with an average depth of 1.3m, and holds a good head of carp to over 20lbs, with several nearing the 30lbs mark and a few just over 30lbs. Browns Lake is the smallest lake at just over 3 acres, but it is also the deepest lake with an average depth of 1.4m. It holds a good head of smaller carp, some good Tench, Bream, Roach and Pike, as does The Mere. Browns and The Mere have had new stock added of Mirror and Common Carp ranging from 15lbs to 25lbs to increase the stock levels.
What tactics work well?
Skylark Lakes’ carp respond well to a range of tactics. Anglers have found success with boilies, corn and particles fished over a bed of bait. They also use zig rigs or surface baits in the summer months. As with any carp fishing venue, adapting your approach to the conditions is key, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
What facilities are on site?
The lakes are located within the Skylark Garden Centre complex, which offers ample parking and a range of facilities, including a café, toilets and a tackle shop selling a range of bait and terminal tackle. CCTV is in operation throughout the site to ensure the safety of anglers and their equipment.
Is parking available?
There is ample parking available at the Skylark Garden Centre complex, which is conveniently located near the lakes. Please note that access to the lakes is via the back gate, not through the garden centre gate. Follow signs off Manea Road for RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre, and you will arrive at the back gate overlooking The Mere lake. You will need to enter the gate code here, which is issued on your ticket confirmation. Access to the lakes is only permitted once a ticket has been purchased, and you can only access the lakes during your ticket times.