The Fenland WA were probably the first wildfowling club to purchase land. This programme started in 1969, and today the club owns 132 acres of the Ouse washes outright, along with a further 140 acres of land and sporting rights in partnership with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. A substantial portion of the latter is a wildfowl refuge area. All shooting takes place under licence from Natural England.
Almost every winter the A1101 at Welney floods where it crosses the Ouse Washes. Fenland WA owns and shoots over two areas just beyond this photograph. The Environment Agency has produced an on-line exhibition explaining how the Washes fill and drain. To view it follow this link.