Heres a letter we recieved from a owner at Carlton Meres and we would love to share it with you
I first came to Carlton Meres Country Park with my partner Lynn about 7 years ago for a short break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
It didn`t take us long to realise that Carlton Meres is a very special place indeed.
Having lived, worked and fished in Kent and S.E. London all my life, it made a refreshing change to be relaxing in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings that Carlton Meres has to offer.
Being an angler for over 40 years, I thought I had seen pretty much all of what this country had to offer in the way of lakes and fisheries but on first sight I knew this place was a bit special.
I have visited many places that advertise fishing facilities that turn out to be little more than featureless holes in the ground.
However, this was not the case on this occasion. I was overwhelmed to be presented with two lakes that would not be out of place on a private estate.
The grass banks are kept immaculate and the swims neat, tidy and well spaced out. Each lake has an island with overhanging willows and bushes creating hot-spots for the anglers to fish to. Around the margins of the lakes there are an abundance of different trees, bushes, overhanging willows and reed beds all of which provide the angler with plenty of choice.
Moving on to the fish, it will be of no surprise to you that they are as beautiful as the lakes themselves….. and plentiful.
The Carp, Mirrors and Commons go to around mid-30 lbs with the biggest weighing in at 36lb 13oz. There are a good head of fish in the 20lb bracket with many doubles to back them up.
Tench to 6 lbs plus,
Bream to 6 lbs plus,
Roach to 3 lbs, plus,
Crucian Carp to 3 lbs plus,
Perch to 3 lbs plus.
Don’t worry about your level of angling ability as Carlton Meres caters for everyone. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned specimen angler, the on-site bailiffs are here with a wealth of knowledge and experience to hopefully make your time at Carlton Meres a successful and memorable one.
Carlton Meres hold regular Carp and silverfish matches that are open for anyone staying here to enter. Bags of over 30 lbs of silverfish are not unusual.
Prizes and trophies are given in the evening presentations in many categories including ladies, seniors and juniors followed by a buffet and very often entertainment. The nice thing is it is open to everyone to enjoy, even if you haven’t taken part in the matches. All are welcome.
We came here for a short break !!!! Within three years, we purchased a static caravan to use for our holidays.
Two years ago, we sold up and moved to Suffolk and purchased a lodge overlooking the lakes.
Every morning, I look out across the lakes and allow myself a smile.
With warm and friendly staff and neighbours…………
I cant think of a better place be.
Our children love to come here for a break and three of our grandchildren stayed for four weeks of their summer holidays last year. I lost count of the times that I heard… “are we fishing again today grandad ?”
You don’t have to take my word for it, come and see for yourself. You wont be disappointed.
We fell in love with Carlton Meres…… You will too.