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 8 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.
We do recommend 12 inch bivvy pegs when we have high winds forecasted, as the land here is very flat and winds can be a problem.
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 8 acre mainlake offers specimen carp fishing for all types of anglers! 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/viewing policy just call and with a few simple steps you can be booked in and ready to fish!
The fishery is fully otter fenced and the gates must be closed at all times to reduce the risk of predation. Failure to do this will result in an instant ban.
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 topped 40lbs around the country 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 around 180/190 carp with 85% over the 20lb mark, the lake average is 23/24lbs.
The lake currently contains 21 known 30lb+ fish and 1 known 40lb fish. our current lake records standing at 38lb 4oz (Mirror) & 40lbs (Common) 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 basic tackle, toilet and shower and quad tackle delivery service.
Local takeaways do deliver to the fishery gates but please no deliveries later than 7.30pm as they disrupt the houses up the farm lane & we have even had them driving across the farm fields.
The lake is run on a day ticket basis minimum 24hrs (12 till 12 peg slots) with a strict booking/viewing 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 and instagram (merrington_carp_fishery18) is updated regularly with catch reports, pictures and latest news.
ALCOHOL. If any angler intends to drink heavily during their stay, please don't even bother booking on!
PLEASURE/MATCH POOLS - Our 2 pleasure pools are now closed and will not be re-opening them. Sorry for any inconvenience.
NEW LAKE RECORD - A 40lb common has been landed by mark fletcher from peg 14 (24/04/19).
CAFE - The cafe will be closed from may 20th & re-open on may 31st due to annual holidays.