A peaceful venue set in the heart of the Cottenham Fen, Heritage Lake is a freehold acquisition purchased by CFPAS at the end of 1998. The site is approximately 5 acres and the lake itself, a former gravel workings, is around 3 acres. Its depth varies considerably from a few inches to 5 ft. Heritage lake has proved to be a good lake for natural breeding, with Roach, Rudd and Carp all successfully breeding. We supplemented the Carp population with a few Common Carp and added some Bream.
The Bream seemed to have done less well, but sometimes this species do not show for several years and then suddenly people start catching them. Our aim is to provide a variety of species here and, interestingly, we found some small Tench in the lake. None have been added so we believe they may do well here. Heritage Lake is an important venue for us. We have noticed that quite a few families enjoy the lake and so what we are aiming to develop the lake into a fishery where everyone can catch something, and with the occasional big fish not out of the question. Fish stocks are predominantly Rudd, Roach, Carp, Bream and Tench. Best match catch is 37 lb. Best Carp of the season is 22lb, sweetcorn tends to sort out the bigger Rudd .