The Carp Fishery (reservoir) is 38 acres in size and has over 40 pegs to choose from, it is surrounded on one side by sloping fields which roll down the valley and dense woodland on the other. It starts with a Dam wall at the road end and slowly narrows up to what is known as the reserve end. Overall depths range from a few inches to almost 30 feet. The bottom is predominantly hard silt and clay, there are 4 islands, and some weed in the warmer months, which creates the main features.
The reservoir was stocked with carp at the end of 1997, with 117 double figure fish totalling 1290lb, 186 single figure fish totalling 1160lb and received a later stocking early 1998 of 839lb of double figure fish and 436lb of single figure fish. These fish have now grown on massively with a huge head of 20lb+ fish, both mirrors and commons. It has produced no fewer than 20, 30lb fish with mirrors up to 40lb and commons to 43lb. The fishery record currently stands at 43lb 12oz by a fish known as ‘Big Girl’. To back these fish up there are a large number of doubles growing on well.
In December 2016 and 2018 we introduced twelve and eight fish from the well renowned supplier VS Fisheries. Some of these fish have growth rates exceeding 5lb+ per season with most of them now over 20lb. In December 2021, VS Fisheries again supplied us with twenty-six stunning Carp ranging from 5lb – 13lb.
The fishery has a shower and toilet block with microwave, kettle and running water for the anglers use, Transport to and from the pegs is available at certain times.(transport may be removed for technical reasons).