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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. We are one of Shropshire's premier day ticket waters and we are also a bcac qualifying venue that offers both day and night fishing with only carp stocked in the lake.
The purpose built 9 acre lake offers fishing for all types of anglers from fishing open water to small reed beds and islands, 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. The main lake is only stocked with carp but we have two smaller match/pleasure pools which are ideal for beginners to the sport or those who enjoy watching a float bobbing about for a few hours. The purpose built 9 acre carp lake offers fishing for anglers who have a bit more experience, as it can be quite tough at times but the rewards are there if you get it right. We also have our new lake called "Merlin lake" which is better for anglers new to the sport! This lake is 2 acres in size and only has 3 large barked swims. Each swim commands its own bay so there should be no disputes over boundaries. The lake has stock of about 60 carp to 20lbs but they are growing well and we expect this lake to be extremely popular very soon. All the lakes are chalked and netted every year to ensure the best for our fish.Please be aware that when the fish start spawning we close the lakes and we also give them a bit of time after to rest. Any anglers booked on are refunded in full.   

The Fishery

We run the lake on a day ticket basis with strict booking policy, just call or message us on facebook 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, the Wellington Park strain, these carp have regularly top 40lbs with a number breaking the 50lb barrier. The lake has also been stocked since the initial stocking and lake opening. These fish have also grown exceptionally well to over 30lb in only six years and they continue to pack on the pounds as each year passes. 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, The stock is approximately 170 carp with 100 over the 20lb mark, the lake average is 21-22lbs. The lake currently contains about 10 carp over 30lb at the right time of year, 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 a toilet and shower block, 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 with a strict booking policy, 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.

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CAFE - The cafe is currently closed as the owner has left. Sorry for any inconvenience!


34lbs 2oz mirror caught off peg 2 by gordon goodwin 24/10/2017  





The Hayes Farm,
Bomere Heath

Tel: 07707 670408
Available 8:00 - 5:00

Carp Lake
Pleasure / Match Pool


Fishery Costs
Summer Fishing
12 Hours £15
24 Hours £25
Winter Fishing
12 Hours £10
24 Hours £20