Merrington Carp Fishery
Situated in North Shropshire and is set deep in the heart of unspoilt countryside away from noise allowing you to relax and enjoy your time with us. It is becoming one of Shropshire's premier day ticket water and offers 24hrs minimum tickets.
The purpose built 9 acre lake offers fishing for carp to well over 30lbs!
We offer 16 spacious barked swims ensuring you are dry and comfortable in all weathers.
Merrington Fishery is situated in North Shropshire and is set deep in the heart of unspoilt countryside in extremely peaceful and tranquil surroundings allowing you to relax and enjoy your time away from the stresses of everyday life and work.
The main lake is only stocked with carp but we have two smaller match pools which are ideal for beginners to the sport or those who enjoy watching a float bobbing about for a few hours.
The 9 acre mainlake offers fishing for all types of anglers, whether you like open water, bays, islands or reed lined margins that are only a short distance from the bank but still offer an excellent chance of a few carp gracing your net. Merrington mainlake is not for beginners and can be tough at times.
Merlin lake is our newest carp lake at 1.5 acres. It is a reed lined water and only has 3 swims each controling a bay each. The lake holds approximately 70 carp to 25lbs.
Depths range from 7-11ft and the bottom is clay and silt.
All nets, handles, unhooking mats, slings and water buckets are also supplied.
The lake is charged at £20 per 24hrs.
This lake is better for beginners to carp fishing and advice/coaching can be arranged. Please mention this when booking.
We run the lake on a day ticket basis with strict booking policy just call and with a few simple steps you can be booked in and ready to fish!
The fishery has been well stocked with some of the best British carp in the country, heather fisheries has stocked on 3 occasions and we also had stocked wellington park fish, These carp have regularly top 40lbs with a number breaking the 50lb barrier.
The lake now has a stocking program where we aim to introduce new fish every year.
Our most recent stocking was on the 7th november 2017 where we introduced 20 c6 carp to 23lbs 10oz.
Fishing can be challenging at times however the rewards are there if you get your tactics right and it is possible to catch several carp in a day, we boast a large stock of over 170 carp with 130 plus over the 20lb mark, the lake average is 22-23lbs.
The lake currently contains several carp over 30lb with our current lake record standing at 34lbs 2oz, it should be interesting to see in the next year or two how many more creep over the 30lb bracket. On site we have a number of facilities, from bait and tackle to a fully functioning Cafe that is open all week to eat in or we can even have food delivered directly to your swim. The lake is run on a day ticket basis minimum 24hrs, with a strict booking policy via the fishery phone or via facebook message, just give us a call and our onsite bailiffs will secure your booking. If you haven’t visited us before, be sure to schedule in a session for this season, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Our Merrington carp fishery Facebook page is updated regularly with catch reports, pictures and latest news.
CAFE - The cafe is currently closed but we hope to have a new owner in by spring 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience!
STOCKING - On november 7th 2017 we introduced 20 x C6 fish ranging from 19lbs 6oz - 23lbs 10oz into the mainlake.
CLOSED - 18/3/18 - We will be closed until 22/3/18 as we need to carry out some maintenance work around the fishery. We will still be taking bookings via the fishery phone or fb page.