Our two lakes at Elms Farm Holiday Cottages were created in 2010 and set in over 18 acres to the north of the cottages. A planting scheme of native trees surrounding the lakes includes Oak, Beech, Lime, Wild Cherry, Field Maple, Rowan, Whitebeam, Silver Birch and Crab Apple, plus a variety of shrubs and hawthorn hedging.
The areas around the lakes have been allowed to naturalise and are now home to all kinds of wildlife and nesting birds. We have several mown walkways and seats around the lakes which has created a lovely nature walk for guests to enjoy.
The lakes were stocked in March 2011 with Carp and Tench in the northern lake and Roach, Rudd and Bream in the southern lake. Both lakes were restocked with more fish in 2012. We have a number of cormorants and heron also enjoying the fishing in our lakes which we believe has depleted our stock. Guests are welcome to while away an hour or so fishing the northern lake but sorry we can not gaurentee you will have a good catch! The southern lake which is nearest to the cottages is now a nature lake with a bird hide for guests.
Our lakes and nature walks are open to guests all year round.
Boston and the surrounding area is very popular for fishing in the many drains and rivers which include The River Witham, South Forty Foot, North Forty Foot, Maud Foster Drain, Medlam Drain, Sibsey Trader and West Fen Forty Foot Drain.
In 2007 the Environment Agency Reel Project provided a fully disabled fishing platform on the South Forty Foot drain at Wyberton Chain Bridge. This fishing platform is 2 miles from Elms Farm Cottages. The closed fishing season is 15th March - 15th June.