Embryo Angling has been adding some fantastic new waters!

It has been a very busy few months for Embryo Angling Habitats, with several new fisheries about to open to anglers, plus a lot of work being done to secure the future of waters under threat from predation.

Embryo is continuing to pursue the vision of founder Danny Fairbrass, and has added several new fisheries to its books over the past year or so, to join the highly successful portfolio which it is already running, and a lot of work has been carried out to get them ready to be opened up to the anglers who were lucky enough to secure a ticket.

Currently it has eight venues which are being fished, including its original waters such as Cawcutts and Stanton – both of which now have waiting lists in operation – and more recent additions such as Phil’s Lake. But there will soon be three more fisheries added to the list, and with more to come in the future.

Broom, at Biggleswade, consists of two lakes, and the larger Quarry Lake is 45 acres in size and featured heavily in Masterclass 4, as Danny managed to catch a forty for the cameras! It is 45 acres in size and there has already been a lot of interest, so much so that a waiting list is already in operation. On the same site in Bedfordshire, there is also Blue Lake which is 17 acres in size and holds more than 400 carp to over 20lb, along with roach to 2lb-plus, and this ticket will be cheaper, with the waiting list opening later this year.

Roughs Lake, in Peterborough, is already proving to be very popular and the syndicate on this 8-10 acre shallow, intimate lake is only for a small number of people. It has a low stock of fish, with around 20 originals to mid-30s, and another 20 new fish to low twenties have recently been introduced.

The lake next door to Phil’s Lake, in Oxfordshire, is also due to open soon and will offer more challenging fishing, with just 70 odd carp in ten acres – around ten of those are originals and 60 new fish have also been introduced to this water, which in the past had suffered badly from otter predation prior to fencing being installed. There are only six or seven swims, so it will be run as a small syndicate.

Whilst a lot of the work has been on these new waters, it is great to see how well the existing fisheries have been doing and even through the colder months there have been some great catches taken.

Stanton fishery manager Pete Lay enjoyed a fantastic run of big fish at the start of the year from this tricky water, landing three different fish over 35lb plus a number of 20s. This included an uncaught 37lb 2oz mirror, along with a brace scaling 36lb 5oz and 35lb 2oz!

Embryo has been inundated with jobs to install otter fencing, but has now teamed up with a leading supplier so that we can supply waters with materials at the lowest possible prices. This is for fully specified otter fencing, and you can find out more info by contacting the Embryo office.

As well as being busy at the venues, the Embryo staff have also been meeting plenty of you at the various angling shows, with a lot of interest shown at both the Northern Angling Show and The Big One shows.

If you fancy getting involved, then Embryo is on the look-out for contractors who have experience of installing agricultural fencing – if you have your own equipment and are interested, then please contact us.

All enquiries should go to: info@embryoangling.org