Vermuyden Lake

Our Only Day-Ticket Water you can Fish Today!


Named after the Dutch engineer responsible for the draining much of the East Anglian fens, Vermuyden Lake is a heavily stocked, former gravel pit of 2-3 acres. There are 200+ carp to over 30lb with virtually all of the stock over 10lbs. Located close to St Ives and Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.

The fishery is very popular with those new to carp fishing and also experienced anglers who enjoy plenty of arm-aching action. The carp respond well to all methods, but the conventional tactics of ledgering hair-rigged boilies on two rods tends to pick up the lake’s larger specimens.

The lake has a very good reputation for winter fishing, with carp being caught on the coldest of days. Both day and night tickets are available all year round.

Lake prices and information
  • Night rules for Vermuyden lake – Maximum 5 anglers between 7.30pm – 8.00am. No exit from site between these times.
  • Arrival times to avoid congestion as follows, British Summer Time – 1.00pm – 4.00pm and Winter – 10.00am – 11.30am.
  • Night anglers must depart by 1pm latest.
  • NO Non angling guest unless supervising juniors.
  • All bookings must be paid for at the time of booking.
  • A cancellation fee of £10 per person per night will be payable for any canceled sessions.
  • All bookings for this lake can be made between 9:30am and 4:30pm on (01487) 841 858.

1st March – 30th November
£10.00 per day
£20.00 per night

Juniors (Under 16) & O.A.P’s.
£7.50 per day
£15.00 per night

30th November – 28th February
£5.00 per day
£15.00 per night

Juniors (Under 16) & O.A.P’s.
£6.00 per day
£15.00 per night

Lake rules
  • All day ticket anglers must pay in the shop as soon as possible after arrival. If we have to make bank a collection you will be charged an extra £5
  • Repeat failure to pay on arrival will result in a site ban
  • Shop hours 1st March – October 9.30 am – 4.30pm. Winter payments to be deposited through bungalow letter box. Please put in an envelope and mark down your name/vehicle reg
  • All day ticket anglers must stop fishing at least thirty minutes before gate closure times
  • Gates are open 7:00am – 8:30pm during summer and 8:30am – 5:30pm during winter
  • All under 16′s to be booked in by a responsible adult and a contact number left with staff
  • No under 14′s without adult supervision
  • No night fishing for under 18′s unless with a responsible adult. Maximum 2 juniors per adult
  • E.A rod licence’s must be produced on request
  • Strictly no parking on the hard standing near the bungalow at any time.
  • Anglers not parking by their swim must park in the car park near the green wholesale shed.
  • No anglers are allowed to leave the site between 8:30pm – 07.00am summer or 5.30pm – 08.00am winter unless in an emergency.
  • Strictly NO LITTER please ensure your swim is CLEAR BEFORE commencing fishing. All litter must be taken home
  • You can purchase Carp Cots/Beanie mats from the shop at discounted prices
  • No braided mainline
  • Barbless or micro barb hooks only
  • Minimum line strength 12lb
  • Carp Mats: For Willow lake Carp Cots ONLY or mats with sides PLEASE NOTE: Beany mats will NOT be allowed
  • Fox carp cradle recommended and available in shop at discounted prices
  • Carp Mats: For Vermuyden lake the minimum size mat must be 36″ X 24″ Beany type strongly preferred
  • Minimum landing net size 36″
  • No peanuts or tiger nuts
  • No sacking of carp
  • Maximum 2 rods on Vermuyden lake – Maximum 3 rods on Willow lake
  • No bait boats
  • No lead core
  • No non angling guests unless by prior arrangement
  • No dogs
  • No rods to be left unattended at ANY time and YOU MUST NOT BE MORE THAN 30 METRES FROM YOUR RODS AT ANY TIME
  • No vehicular access to swims on Willow lakes drove bank at any time.


Below you’ll find some of the resident carp which reside in this lake. We can’t add all of the images we receive to this gallery so here are some of our favourites.

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