Catch from the margins at Buttonhole Lake

A mixed stocking policy is a ticket to guaranteed action throughout the year and Buttonhole Lake certainly subscribes to this policy.

The Cambridgeshire fishery faces intense competition from its local rivals but it is certainly holding its own, with specimen sized examples of various species.

Roach to almost 2lb, bream up to 8lb and barbel over the 9lb mark are all plentiful, with the biggest carp in the venue weighing in at just under 20lb.

Half of the pegs have an island to fish towards, with the rest situated in open water. A big net of silverfish can be taken from almost any swim on maggot or caster presented at half depth, although pegs 4, 9 and 18-21 are renowned for the bigger fish.

Pole fishing works well with pellet and corn for the lumps, switching to the straight lead with flavoured meat or a big 8mm pellet if the fish are sat in the middle of the open water.

There’s rarely a dull day at Buttonhole and the rising temperatures have given sport an even bigger boost.

Prices: £6 a day
Contact: Call Richard on 01945 430629.
Location: Buttonhole Lake, Rands Drove, Marshland St James, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 8EY
Facilities: Parking and toilets
Rules: No boilies or keepnets, barbless hooks only

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