Welcome To Stone Arch Fisheries Website.
Welcome to the members website for Stone Arch Fisheries. Please feel free to look around the site, on inspection you will see that we have 2 waters, these are run as one fishery, where members pay a yearly subscription which runs from 1st April to end of March.
Ashton is a well established 4 acre lake with marginal rushes, and one island, with a good stock of quality young fish that were stocked in 2007 and are now reaching good weights. The lake was originally dug from an old brook that had a stone arched bridge passing over it. When the area was flooded the bridge was left and still remains in tacked at the bottom of the lake making a very unusual feature.
Walcot lake is the newest water and is a real gem of the Shropshire countryside.
Situated on the Walcot Hall Estate, the lake was dug by prisoners of war in the 1700s.The lake has been run as a mixed fishery for many years and held old English carp for some time. In 2011 the control of the carp fishing was taken over by Stone Arch Fisheries and will be available to fish in 2012. The lake has had a face lift for 2011 and is looking fresh and as it once was. New swims have been put in place, and fresh stock of carp have been introduced.
One of the early policies put in place when the fisheries were first started was to breed a strain that would be exclusive to Stoney Lakes, Rob Morris was successful in achieving this in 2008, by putting two strains of carp together, from this the stoney strain as we call them were breed, members are now reaping the benefits of the early hard work involved, fishing for truly stunning heavily scaled English carp.
Rob Morris also helped set up Bicton Specimen Angling Club.
For more details follow link www.bictonspecimenanglingclub.co.uk