The Fish at Blackthorn Fishery

Home to 103 Stunning ‘hand picked’ VS Fishery Strain


The Fish at Blackthorn Fishery

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.

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