The Fish at Blackthorn Fishery

Home to 103 Stunning ‘hand picked’ VS Fishery Strain


The Fish at Blackthorn Fishery

The lake is home to 107 stunning ‘hand picked’ VS fishery’s strain, up to 44lb. 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 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 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.

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