The Tackle and Bates Shop is managed by Alex Bates, who as well as being an established match angler, he also has over 14 years angling retail experience under his belt. This is Tackle & Bates third year trading at the fishery and the store is now a local Mecca for local and travelling match, coarse and specialist anglers looking for top quality fresh bait and good levels of products that we as anglers always seem to need for our next session.

To find the shop, it is adjacent to the Rookery Cafe, which can be found by following the entrance track to the very end, and the entrance to the shop is at the front, left of the large black building (pictured right).

We have in stock an abundance of products to cater for all aspects of course angling, whether you are a beginner or highly experienced, we’ll have what you need! We are not your standard fishery tackle shop, in fact, we pride ourselves as being one of Cambridgeshire most extensively stocked retail outlets, making us one of the hidden gems of the Fens!

What do Tackle & Bates have to offer you the angler?

  • we are competitively priced and will price match any genuine prices
  • fishing lessons for individuals and groups are available, as well as offering advice on how and where to fish our lakes.
  • gift vouchers are available in multiples of £5 which we can send them to your chosen Address.
  • we offer a professional mail order service with fast delivery and dispatch times.
  • we accept all major credit and Debit cards
  • we offer a professional, in house pole repair service

Shop Opening Times

Mon-Sat 7.00-5.30pm
Sunday 7.00-4.00pm march-october (7.30-12am nov-feb)

To enquire about purchasing fishing tackle or to book a lesson please contact Alex Bates on 07824 878492 or email or visit our website.

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