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Bordeaux Pit Big Lake

Why join our club?

We have three lakes and a stretch of a river that are all available to club members that all have plenty of fish of all species, shapes and sizes that make for a great picture, battle to get on the bank or simply to admire.

How to Join

You can purchase a membership at the Cambridge Carp Cabin in Sawston, JKL Tackle in Meldreth and Farringtons in Cambridge. The membership year starts in June of each year.


Standard membership (18yrs+) – £40

Student membership (12-18yrs) – £10

The Waters

Bordeaux Pit Big Lake (pictured above)

Stocked with carp up to 30lbs, skimmers, bream up to 5lbs, F1s, chub, ide, roach, rudd, tench, perch and crucian carp, this lake really has it all. Set in a secluded spot in between Littlebury and Little Chesterford just off the B1383, you can enjoy a relaxing day by a lake catching fish. This lake is also very sheltered from the wind, which makes for very comfortable fishing, aided of course by 40 dedicated and safe pegs. With the water level at its standard height, you can expect to find 6/7ft, however this can fluctuate due to water abstraction in the summer and rainfall and surface runoff in the winter.

This lake has been stocked and maintained in such a way to set itself apart from commercial fisheries. It is not heavily stocked, yet you can always be sure of catching a good net of fish.

Match winning tactics include maggots fished in open water or to a feature, pellets are a favourite among the bream and carp. Sweetcorn works well in the edge in the summer too!

Bordeaux Pit Little Lake

A small stock pond with just a few pegs made for bringing up smaller fish and providing a good day for youngsters looking to catch a few fish! The depth varies, however you can expect roughly 4/5ft in most areas.

Carp can be readily caught near the reeds and skimmers, rudd and crucian carp can be caught in open water on most baits.

Longmoor (Whittlesford) pit

A very individual and distinctive water, Longmoor lake lends itself to sneaky fishing for 5-20lb carp, bream up to 9lbs, Tench up to 6lbs, plenty of rudd and pike up to 30lbs! Lending itself to a specimen angler, it can be a very rewarding venue indeed. As they say, fish smart and reap the rewards!

A beautiful lake to look at to boot, Longmoor lake is a fantastic space to spend a day or evening, catching pristine, very hard fighting fish.

The Great River Ouse

The club also has a section of the Great River Ouse. From its junction with the Old West river to the Barham lock 3000 yards downstream, members can enjoy catching roach, rudd, skimmer, bream, pike and more! It is not unheard of to have 10lb+ match weights from this straight!

Goldstones lake, Ashdon

SWAC have agreed with the owner of the fantastic Goldstones lake for members of SWAC to be able to fish for half price on weekdays.

Stocked well with carp and rudd, you simply can’t fail to catch! Lovely, picturesque lakes, plenty of fish and dedicated, safe platforms to fish from. What more could you ask for!

All venue locations are in the club book and also here.

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