Sunday, January 24th 2021
The map above shows our section of the River Great Ouse which flows approximately South to North
and covers the stretch
from the Environment Agencies Pumping Station in the South to
the GOBA (Great Ouse Boating Association) moorings to the North.
Whether you are looking for still water or a fast-flowing stream:
a small intimate river or one that is wide, languid and deep; we have it on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire. And we have bream, carp, chub, dace, perch, pike, roach, tench and zander.
These members only sections are popular with carp anglers, with several fish over
30 lb being caught almost every year. They have
also yielded bream to 10 lb, with catches to 100 lb; chub to 7 lb;
perch over 3 lb and Pike over 20 lb.
There are two weirs here - flow varies with rainfall. Normally, there is very little flow over the weirs until late summer so you can often fish the pool as you would a lake.
The Top Stream is a relatively narrow channel that connects the River Great Ouse to the D Section end
of the boat channel, and is home to good roach, chub, dace and perch.
This under fished day ticket water is accessed by gates across the road from the Car Park Pool. Night fishing is reserved for members only. Bream, carp, chub, perch and roach all thrive here.
For anglers who like nothing better than a small intimate stream with a descent flow, the Mill Stream is
The main target fish are chub, but there a decent pike here, and barbel have also been taken here.
The Black Overfalls Weir Pool is fed by water from D and E Sections and the New Cut. It holds shoals
of good sized bream with fish over 6 lb caught regularly. Barbel over 11 lb have been caught here, but few
have been taken in recent years.
The New Cut is a small shallow water, a backwater, that runs from the Grafham Pumping Station on
the River Great Ouse to the Black Overfalls Weir Pool. Essentially a still water, it can provide good tench fishing, and excellent pike fishing in the winter months.
Rarely fished due to the walk involved, D and E Sections have produced some good bream, chub and pike for those who make the effort