A carp fishing syndicate allows a specific number of vetted anglers to fish on waters, thereby limiting the number of people fishing on one lake. The aim is to offer exclusive access to a lake used solely by other members of the syndicate only.
Here we take a look at three highly recommended carp fishing syndicates Cheshire based, offering further information about the organisations for you.
Carp Fishing Syndicates in Cheshire To Consider
A dedicated syndicate venue, Stanford offers two well-stocked and well-maintained lakes at their venue.
The result of a collaboration between the Lily Fisheries Carp owner and an established England Carp Team Member, all fish supplied at these lakes comes directly from leading carp farm Frontfish or from Lily Fisheries itself.
So far, no less than five years has been dedicated to the ongoing development and improvement of these lakes. The aim of the syndicate is to provide one of the highest quality syndicates and indeed day ticket venues possible.
At both lakes, you’ll find access to toilets alongside purposely built car parking on the syndicate.
Comfortable swims are offered at both lakes, ultimately offering access to the stock of 100% English bred carp.
The two lakes themselves are further separated and classified as The Small Lake Syndicate and The Big Lake Syndicate.
The Small Lake Syndicate offers anglers a more intimate venue which is made up of 17.5 acres in total. Surrounded by mature trees, this lake boasts around 80 decent sized carp. Furthermore, these are said to be from the mid doubles up to the low thirties. There are even a smaller number of fish which have survived from fry here. Best of all, this lake lays claim to carp stock that provides an abundance of variety in scale patterns, in addition to the original stock. Two rods are allowed at this smaller lake syndicate.
The Big Lake Syndicate is impressive in size, offering a staggering five acres plus with depths of up to 26 foot in some places. Therefore carp certainly has ample room to grow and thrive in the rich waters. After a successful introduction, there are some very special fish utilising this lake. With numbers totalling well over 100, here you’ll have access to carp ranging from 3Ib to as much as 30Ibs! Each one has been selected for their ability to grow well but more so for their overall look. This is where the scale pattern is vast, and leathers, a few specials, and zip linears are sighted. Once again this is a maximum of three rods lake with a three-day maximum stay in place.
Laying claim to one of the finest of mature syndicate carp fishing venues in the UK, The Woolpack has been active for over four decades.
Vetting all syndicate members applications that they receive, The Woolpack prides itself on providing the highest of quality angling retreats in the most natural-looking, but thoroughly managed environment. Best of all, this is a classic carp venue.
With a good proportion of carp here over the forty-year-old mark, there are several different lakes that anglers can take advantage of.
Intending to limit numbers to preserve the quality of both the fish and site, the emphasis here is on accessing a higher quality of angling retreat but one in a more natural environment.
At present, entry to the syndicate is via a waiting list, with renewal processes beginning each November. Once registered, members can access three different types of tickets. These all have different costs attached but give access to specific lake types to fish in.
New members are most likely recommended by existing members and a short interview, where the syndicate get to know you, may be held afterwards.
As a private property, the fishery is kept locked at all times; therefore, car parking is safe and secure.
Onsite, members all benefit from a portable toilet and a nearby supermarket and garage. Also, the syndicate is ideally placed for ordered takeaways, which can be dropped off at the fisheries gate!
With a rod limit of three per angler maximum, fishing sessions here can be up to a maximum of 72 continuous hours in duration.
A syndicate only carp water venue, Raby Mere Carp Fishery allows all members access to the ground 24 hours a day posing no fishing time limits.
Allowing a maximum of three rods, this lake can trace its origins back as far as some 350 years ago! Created by damming the River Dibbins, Raby Mere has also experienced life as a 17th-century mill. During Victorian times, the area was used as both a boating lake and an ice rink.
Yet, since the beginning of time, it has been stocked with fish. The introduction of carp to the lake can be traced to the 1950s when it was decided to use the area as a coarse and trout fishery.
It wasn’t however until 2015 that a huge overhaul was undertaken. This saw a rather derelict lake receive extensive water improvement, silt treatment, removal of sunken trees, peg excavation work, bridge repairs and even carpark, toilet, electricity, and freshwater service installation.
Fast forward to the current day and the lake, or rather the mere, boasts an impressive stock of around 20 original carp weighing almost 30Ibs.
Having been stocked four-times since with hand-picked C5 and C6 VS Fisheries Carp and Wellington Commons, the mere itself has alone produced around 25 plus different types of 20Ib fish in the space of a year. This is a great testament to the syndicate’s stocking policy and amazing ongoing potential of the mere itself.
A friendly syndicate with the aims of introducing those elements that are all about the fishing, while considering at all times fish welfare and the safety of themselves and others, becoming a member with the Raby Mere Carp Fishery is a different process than usual. Potential members expressing an interest are invited for a chat over a brew so both parties can talk and discuss any questions beforehand. When you do join, membership fees are more than reasonable for the year.
Final Words on Carp Fishing Syndicates in The Cheshire Area
With a list of their own rules and regulations, many anglers prefer the seclusion and increased advantages of joining a fishing syndicate. With a membership fee payable upon registration, being a member of a fishing syndicate can be the best way to ensure a peaceful day of pure fishing with more chances of a well-deserved catch at the end of it!
Better still, it is perhaps one of the easier of ways to meet like-minded members with the same interests and forge some great fishing acquaintances.