Thumbs up from the environment agency for our healthy Snake Lake

On Wednesday 9th February 2022 we were delighted to welcome the Environment Agency – Great Ouse Fenland Fisheries Team to Head Fen Lakes & Fisheries.

checking fish stocks at head fen

They came to assess and adjust fish stock levels in our Snake Lake. They netted the entire lake and checked the health of the fish, some of the larger specimens were moved to our other lakes to ensure the stock density is perfect.

netting snake lake to check fish health

snake lake stock levels

As you can see from the photographs there are some superb fish in there! They told us that the fish are in fine condition and to keep up the good work. It’s great to get confirmation that our stocking plans are working well, and good news for everyone who fishes in our lakes.

specimen fish at head fen

About Snake Lake

A 28 peg uniform snake shaped lake. 13 yards wide, average depth of 4ft down the middle to 2ft in the margins. This lake holds nothing but Carp from 1lb to 12lb with lots of F1’s too making it a perfect venue for angler’s looking for some serious sport on the pole. To make the frame on this well stocked venue you will require at least 80lb – 90lb in the warmer months, with the current lake record standing at over a superb 200lb.

Read more about fishing at Head Fen Lakes here