Andrew wins 25lb carp reward

Andrew Blackwood has won the £25 reward for the first verified 25lb carp landed at Elton Carp Lakes.

Andrew added “There is a chap by the name of John Powell who I believe caught this fish on the same day about 4 hours prior to me but was unable to lift it out so credit goes to him for baiting up well and although not landed he did manage to get it to the net. Kudos to him“.

A photo of Andrew with the 25lb carp
Andrew with the 25lb carp

New fish arrive at Elton Carp Lakes

Photos of new carp on the delivery vehicle
New Carp arrive at Elton Carp Lakes

This delivery of fine new fish arrived at Elton Carp Lakes in mid January 2017.

Photos of new carp being unloade from the delivery truck
The new carp are carefully unloaded from the delivery truck.

New carp on their way to their new home.

Photos of the new carp being released into Elton Carp lakes
The new carp are released into their new home.

And released into the water.

About 100 new fish were released into the bottom pond. Come and have a go at catching them soon.

Fishery of the Week South

Press article on Elton Carp Lakes
Press article on Elton Carp Lakes

Fishery of the week South

Elton on song for carp sport

There are few commercial fisheries where you’re pretty much guaranteed a double figure carp every put-in, but Elton Carp Lakes in Gloucestershire offers just that.
Two feature filled lakes cater for feeder and pole anglers, but be sure to gear up appropriately as each take is just as savage and powerful as the last – making some truly cracking fishing.

Top Lake

(10 Pegs)
Carp, Tench, Bream, Barbel
This balloon shaped lake, although relatively small, certainly packs some serious punch with carp to 25lb a possibility, as well as some good sized tench, bream and barbel. There are two islands and a host of overhanging trees to target as well as some pretty deep water. With a uniform depth of 5ft, which slopes away to 8ft in the centre, many anglers rely on Method feeder for most of their fishing,  where bream and tench to 6lb can be caught in these deep pockets.
Alternatively, the feeder to the islands or the pole fished down the edge with worms, corn or paste will bring bites from the carp and barbel as well.

Horseshoe Lake

(60 pegs)
Elton’s match lake is stocked solely with carp, very few under 5lb. Fish between 8lb and 20lb have been coming out in matches, and one angler took eight fish for 79lb. Each peg has a chuck to an island with the bomb or feeder, but pegs in the middle can reach the island with a pole, as it’s just 14m away. An 8mm pellet fished on the pole or feeder up to the islands will score, but many anglers prefer to fish a top-down near the shelf with paste to claim bites. Floating baits are allowed here and some excellent fishing can be had by flicking floating bread or Chum mixers down the edge or track of the lake. A 400lb bag of commons, mirrors and ghosties is possible using this tactic, even on the hottest of days.