We don’t keep fishing tackle here, as it seems to be a private thing. But if you have put in your rods then there are a few places nearby which you would be interested in visiting.
Onny Vale Trout and Coarse Fishery is almost a stone’s throw away – it is at White Grit close to the A488 just south of us. It does what it says – open all year round and costing about £8 for a one day coarse fishing pass, or £19 for trout which includes your first fish. If you wanted to walk, there is a public footpath from here, and it’s probably a mile-and-a-half each way. Some previous guests reckon this is bargain fishing.
Springlea Fishery at Lea Cross part way to Shrewsbury offers coarse and carp fishing in a variety of lakes with a cafe on site for food.
Not far from Springlea is Earlsview Carp Fishery at Cruckton, with the specialist carp angler in mind. There are a maximum of 5 anglers at any time.
Near Gatten Specimen Carp Fishery is just the other side of the Stiperstones ridge and already has a number of fish taken approaching 30 pounds, and set in beautiful surroundings of the Shropshire Hills. There are a limited number of pitches and advance booking is recommended.
Hillview Fishery Leebottwood near Church Stretton offers some of the most unique and beautiful scenic views, at the foot of the Lawley and Caradoc Hills. Hillview prides itself on providing a spectacular fishing experience with their varied trout, the “Home of the hard fighting Blues”.
Wigmore Lakes has two lakes one predominantly filled with Carp and the other with Carp, Tench, Roach, Bream and other silver fish, where matches are held up to twice a week during the year.
Delbury Hall near Diddlebury village, about 5 miles east of Craven Arms has more than 5 acres of brown and rainbow trout fishing. Again they do 5 hour and all day passes. See their website: Delbury Hall
Ellerdine Lakes (6 miles north of Wellington) is open to the public and has various ticket prices depending on how much you want to take home with you and time of day you fish. Their website is http://www.ellerdine-lakes.co.uk/the-ellerdine-lakes.html
Loynton Trout Fishery on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border (Northeast of Newport) reckons it’s the midland’s best trout fishery. See http://www.loyntontroutfisheries.co.uk/index.html