Hasse Fen

by admin | August 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Carp Stocks

hasse 30-08 january 14

There are around 300 carp present in Hasse Fen with a large proportion of these fish being the sought after glorious scaley beauties from the renowned fish farm, Frontfish of Devon. At the time of writing this (Jan 2015) there are around 50 to 70 thirties present up to over forty pound. This figure has risen steadily every season as the bulk of the carp stocks are under 11 years old and still getting bigger. A large percentage of the thirties  were stocked at only 5lb back in February 2006 with the best of them now going 40-12. This is a remarkable growth rate and gives a good indication of the true potential of the venue.

hasse 36-00 April 14
This immaculate 36lb mirror caught in April 2014 was stocked at just 5lb in February 2006!!

Hasse Fen is our largest venue at 17 acres and is situated near Soham, Cambridgeshire. Although designated as a farm reservoir it has seldom been used for irrigation since the lake was first dug in the early nineties. In fact the lake is only used for irrigation in extremely dry summers to top up the surrounding drains. What stands the venue out from most farm reservoirs. which have a fairly uniform bottom is that Hasse Fen has a multitude of features to fish to. There are  large plateaus in the middle of the lake which shallow up to depths of only four foot, steep drop-offs to depths of over 20 feet as well as plenty of bars and gulleys. There is also a long, thin island emerging from a gravel bar which runs across the centre of the lake which provides plenty of opportunities for the angler. There was a deadline on the completion of the lake which got delayed because of long periods of heavy rainfall during excavation. When deadline day arrived the excavation team pulled off and the lake was flooded. This was before the lake bed was levelled out and tidied up which is why the lake bed is so varied. This worked out very well when we opened the lake as a fishery as every swim boasts a host of interesting features. The carp have thrived in Hasse with all of the carp showing great growth and weight gains.

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