Fishing at Blakelands Carp Pool
Blakelands lake is set at the southern end of Dove Meadow and covers approximatly three quarters of an acre, originally covering a much larger area, most of the more southerly part was filled in by the Air Ministry during the construction of Bobbington Airfield (Now Wolverhampton Airport)
When John Morgan bought Blakelands in 1981 much of what remained of the lake was covered in reeds and was barely a couple of feet deep due to silt build up over the years.
Throughout 1982 & into 1983 John set about restoring the
lake and started by completing heavy work with diggers & other machinery to clear and deepen the lake.
The lake was restocked in 1983 with 160 Golden Rudd, Mirror, Grass, King & Common Carp.
Now with fish stocks successfully breeding and well into the hundreds the lake is open to the public on Day tickets and provides a very good beginners lake as well as a great challenge to more experienced anglers with mature carp well into double figures and some 15lb plus fish.
The Lake is open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays) from June 16th & closes to observe the closed season in March.
Weekends are day ticket @ £10.00 per peg (two rods per peg allowed)
Weekdays are day ticket @ £6.00 per peg (two rods per peg allowed)
Residential Guests at Blakelands may fish without charge.
By advance booking only, Anglers may arrive from Dawn, but must report to reception between 9.30 – 10.30am to register & obtain your permit.
The Lake has a maximum of ten pegs permitted each day & two rods are allowed to each peg. Barbless hooks must be used, as must Landing nets to land ALL fish. Keep nets & ground baiting are not allowed.
The Lake is for people who are serious about fishing, family picnics are not allowed & and any guests must respect the lake & the other anglers.
Children under 18 are only allowed if accompanied by an adult at all times.
Toilets are located in main reception and are available between 9.30am – 7.00pm Tuesday to Saturday and 9.30am – 12.00 midday on Sundays.
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