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 41lb. 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 October 2019 we recorded 16x 30lb+ fish including 2x 40lb+ to 41lb, with backup high 30’s of 38lb 10oz and 36lb 12oz, which should hopefully hit 40’s next year.  The majority of the remaining fish are 25+, and we are sure there are many more 30’s, yet to be caught and added to our list.

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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