The Fish at Blackthorn Fishery



Home to 103 Stunning ‘hand picked’ VS Fishery Strain




The Fish at Blackthorn Fishery

The lake is home to 116 stunning ‘hand picked’ VS fishery’s strain, up to 35lb. 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!

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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As of February 2018. Total number of fish 116.
5 over 30lb with the largest at 35lb.
16 fish were over 25lb (4 over 27lb, so should hit 30lb in 2019).
63 fish were over 20lb-25lb.
22 fish were 15lb – 20lb (the majority of these being 17lb- just under 20lb).  We hope most of these will be over 20lb by end of 2019.
10 of the best stockies were hand-picked for shape and scale pattern from our stock pond at 12lb.
We removed 5 fish from the lake of about 13lb, which were older fish but hadn’t been showing great growth rates.
In summary of the total stock 72% of the fish are over 20lb.