The Long Lake opens for its first year as a fishery in 2021. It's the most heavily stocked lake at East Delph. Some limited access was available for 'test fishing' in 2020 and some incredible carp were caught, with the average size being around 13lb. Largest landed was a 29lb 1oz mirror, with around six or seven different 'back up' 20lb to 25lbers. Are more big fish present? Definitely! You're fishing for pristine carp on a lake where many have yet to be caught for the first time, that element of unknown makes the Long Lake special.
Initially, the Long Lake will be available for a discounted price of £20 for a 24 hour session, or £140 for the lake exclusive.
The two-acre Long Lake seven-angler limit allows plenty of scope for those who like to ‘get way from the crowds.’ With eight islands and numerous features in the margins it’s a perfect lake for anglers who love stalking. There are also a good number of double swims, purposely designed to allow anglers to fish together 'on a social'.
The lake is very silty in the middle areas, it's recommended that anglers identify one of the numerous firmer areas to fish over. Check out the video for more info, or ask on the bank for more information about the lake bed in your chose swim.
For depth map see Tips and Tactics
The Long Lake has been used as a ‘growing on’ lake for the last five years. Since 2014, it's been stocked with some incredible English carp from some of the UK most highly regarded fish farmers. During this time it's been closed to angling and the carp fed an average of four ton of pellet a year. The majority of the stock remained uncaught during the three 'harvests' that occurred in this period. There is a high probability that in 2021 more previously uncaught big fish will grace the banks.
(https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1223789800997308 short film of how we 'harvest'