Welcome to Blackthorn Fishery
Specimen Carp Lake and Luxury Lakeside Accommodation
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 lake is home to 110 stunning ‘hand picked’ VS fishery’s strain, up to 47lb 6oz . The fish are simply stunning! The selection of Mirrors and Commons offer something for everyone. There is a first-class head of fantastic looking leathers, fully scaled, and several very special Linears and Zip Linears. These fish have impressive body shape and fight like crazy!
In December 2022 a new lake record of 47lb 6oz was set, it would be great if we could see our first 50 in 2023, but only time will tell. We have recorded 34 x 30lb+ fish, with 8 of these over 35, so hopefully there will be some new 40’s soon to add to the 4×40’s we already have. The majority of the rest of the fish are 25lb +, with lots of these edging towards new 30’s for the venue. Blackthorn is not a heavily stocked “runs water”. It is a specimen venue for the experienced carp angler. If you are new to carp fishing, catching here would not be impossible- but would be very challenging.
The first stocking took place in February 2011 with carp of up to 24lb. All have true British heritage, being born and bred in the UK by Viv Shears and Simon Scott of VS Fisheries. The ‘sovereign’ strain at Blackthorn are a combination of Suttons, Leneys and Dink Crosses.
*NEW* Blackthorn Pines Cabin is the newest addition to the site. Sleeping up to 6 people including up to 3 anglers, the lodge has 2 en-suite bedrooms with super-king beds which look directly out at the lake. It also boasts a large modern open plan living area, with 50” flat screen TV, Wifi and a large minimalist kitchen which is equipped with everything you could need on a self catering break away.
Luxury Lakeside Lodges: Our 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.