The lake has 3 double swims on its 7 acres, allowing you to exploit all areas. You will be completely immersed in the heart of nature here. As there’s still deer-rearing on site, you will find yourself face to face often with this majestic animal, or at least hear its well-known bark. Thrills guaranteed !
Average depth of the lake is 1.2 metres with some trenches of around 2+ metres. The bottom is mostly muddy with some areas having a harder bottom. Though the owner wishes to keep the natural surroundings as wild as possible, the posts are carefully and very well equipped, with overhanging branches removed. Nothing has been left to chance for your angling to be successful.
After several angling tests, we quickly realised one thing; there are many carp but their average weight was often less than 20 lbs. In spite of this not-so-perfect news, the number of fish with amazing scales is larger than normal. As well as keeping this important asset, we wanted to improve the average catch-weight and researched well.
It was decided to take out the less interesting fish (low weight, basic scaling). At the same time as undertaking this laborious job, we contacted several fish-farmers in order to choose the best possible fish for a fight but also for scales, in order to be in keeping with the ethos of the domain. 50 fish were removed but 100 with exceptional features were added between 22 and 52 lb.
You can understand that with an average of over 30 lbs for the most part, 15 fish over 40lbs and a record of 52 lbs, you have some thrilling moments ahead of you at Deer Park. Remember that every fish in the lake has also been chosen for its weight gain potential. Look forward to the surprises.