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About Neargatten


How To Book


Fishing Facilities


Lake Rules


Our carp fishing lakes at Near Gatten are already becoming one of Shropshire’s premier big fish day ticket waters and our plan is to manage it so that it becomes the best!


At 3 acres this mature lake nestles in the Shropshire Hills and was dug some 30 years ago by the late Harold Harding of Near Gatten Farm. It was originally run as a coarse fishery and enjoyed for many years by local anglers.


In late 2010 we secured the site and the decision was made to develop this stunning lake into a specimen carp fishery that will rival any other. The aim is to offer the serious carp angler an exclusive chance to catch thoroughbred English carp supplied to us from the UKs leading carp farm – VS Fisheries Ltd. The VS fish are of outstanding quality and highly regarded as some of the best carp available in the UK. They produce their fish by crossing historic bloodlines, such as Leneys, Dink and the awesome Sutton at Hone fish, to produce fish that not only look fantastic but also have the potential to grow into the big fish of the future.  Looking at recent growth in Near Gatten they are sure to be.


At present the Near Gatten carp fishing lake contains around 120 carp which range from 20lb to 40lbs+ including some original stock. There are a high percentage of the stock that are in excess of 35lb and with this number growing every year the lake is developing into the specimen fishery that we wanted.


This premier Shropshire fishing lake offers challenging fishing without doubt but amazing rewards are there for all.


Depths in the lake range from 4ft to 14ft and there are numerous features to fish from each swim.

Specimen Carp Fishing Lakes & Venues Package Deals

  • 24 HOURS

  • £30
  • 48 HOURS

  • £50

  • £150

Idyllic Surroundings

This immaculately landscaped lake is set in the idyllic surroundings of the Shropshire Hills and has been described as a quiet peace of heaven by many regulars.

Exclusive Use

The fishery can also be booked for exclusive use by a group of upto 5 anglers over the summer period (March to November).

Our Location

Near Gatten Fishery, Near Gatten,
Shrewsbury, SY5 0SN

Pre Booking Only

Fishing is by advance booking only. No anglers are allowed to simply turn up without prior notice.


On all bookings a 50% deposit will be taken via debit/credit card and the outstanding balance to be paid on arrival at the fishery.

Further Information

If you require any further information or you want to make a booking, please contact us by ringing the following number:
Tel: 01743 290389 or 07930 188888