Welcome to Blackthorn Fishery

Specimen Carp Lake and Luxury Lakeside Accommodation

The Venue

Blackthorn Fishery is a beautiful 3.5 acre Luxury Lodge carp fishery near Oswestry in the North of Shropshire, on the Welsh border. If you’re looking for unspoilt countryside and a peaceful venue away from the noise of modern day life, this is the place for you. Blackthorn Fishery is purpose built with the carp angler in mind. It is situated in a truly remote location on private ground without public access. You are guaranteed plenty of space when you fish at Blackthorn. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all, and enjoy premium fishing at its best. N.b. Bivvy bookings are for members only, we are not taking any new members on sorry.

The Fish

The lake is home to some of the best quality British fish you can find. The sovereign strain were supplied by Viv Shears and Simon Scott of VS Fisheries. These carp have bags of character with a wide variety of scale patterns. The first fish were introduced in February 2011 up to 24lb.  In June 2021 a new lake record of 44lb was set. We have recorded 24 x 30lb+ fish, with 3 of these over 38, so hopefully to be new 40’s soon. We already have 3 x confirmed 40lb+, with the majority of the remaining fish being 25lb+.
Blackthorn is not an easy/ heavily stocked runs water, its designed for the more experienced specimen carp angler.

The Accommodation

Luxury Lakeside Lodges: Our brand new Lodges are designed to accommodate couples looking for a luxury self-catering holiday and a relaxing fishing experience in unspoilt, tranquil surroundings. The interiors are simply stunning. Large open-plan living areas decorated in modern, minimalist decor look out onto the lake and the surrounding countryside. We designed the lodges to the highest standards, to give you a luxury apartment feel right on the waters edge, your rods are literally a few feet from your patio doors, allowing you to fish day and night from the lodge in comfort. The venue is all about the fishing. We don’t take non angling bookings sorry. We feel this helps everyone have an even more peaceful stay with like minded anglers on site.

The Original Log Cabin: It’s as old as Blackthorn Fishery itself, but has had a significant face-lift and upgrade since it was built in 2011. It may be smaller than our newer luxury Lodges, but has an intimate, cosy feel, and a charm all of its own. Its open plan living area looks out onto the lake and is the ideal place to watch a stunning Blackthorn sunset.

The Venue

Find out more about our 3.5 acre carp fishery near Oswestry.


With 4 lodges to choose from there’s something for everyone.

The Fish

Home to some of the best quality British fish you can find.

Lake Rules

To ensure a great time for all please check out our lake rules.

How to find us

Straight forward directions to our venue.

Local Attractions

We’re based in such a beautiful place we thought you’d like to know more!