Carp Venues in the UK & France
Manor Farm Lake at approximately 14 acres is very similar to the adjacent St. Johns and like St. Johns it regularly produces good results. We estimate that the water now contains up to 450 carp with as many as 25 of these being over thirty pounds and plenty of back up fish in excess of twenty pounds. The lake produced two different forty pound fish in 2007.
Linear’s stocking on this water is on-going with a low number of selected, fast growing carp being introduced regularly. At present this is on hold until we can assess the number of carp the water gained from the stock pond during the 2007 flooding. This boost to the carp stocks can only improve the fishing on the water and we are fairly confident that Manor is not overstocked – some of the escapees that weighed around 2lb have already been caught between 5 and 6lb.
Other fish should not be neglected - the water contains a big head of tench, pike and rudd which can provide top class sport for those who choose to fish for them.
There is no drinking water on the site but if you are staying for any length of time there is a store only a few minutes away in Stanton Harcourt where they will not only replenish your food stocks but supply you with drinking water. Alternatively, Roy Parsons, the Head Bailiff, if he is not busy, will fill your water container for you.
St. Johns and Manor Farm Lakes are close together and are separated by an area of land. This area has been landscaped and contains two parking areas for those fishing the two lakes. There are toilets placed at strategic points around both of the lakes and another in the main Hardwick car park across the road. The building that is located on this land between the two lakes contains a shower and toilet block which will be open between 9am and 5pm in both the summer and winter months. This is also close to the times that the main St. Johns and Manor Farm gates will be open for parking – so if you plan to leave the waters after the gates are locked at 7pm summer or 5pm winter you should park your car in the Hardwick car park across the road. We keep the St. Johns and Manor Farm gates locked at night for security reasons but this will not stop you going onto the two waters if the gates are locked – just park in the Hardwick car park across the road and use the pedestrian gates that are situated on each side of the main gate – you can move your car over when the gate is opened. One small area of bank is out of bounds to fishing on the west bank of St. Johns and an even smaller area of the west bank of Manor Farm-this is clearly signposted.
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