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History of "Carp Waters"
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A look back on Tim's association with the Shropshire mere's

Tim Paisley's association with the waters began back in 1983, when both meres were popular day ticket fisheries. It was Tim's friend, Dave Preston, who first took him onto what is known now as Mangrove, the pair fished the opening night of the 1983 season catching carp to 20lb+

It was some years later, in 1989 that Tim was fortunate enough to secure the fishing on both waters and so began "Carp Waters" long-time association with these historic waters & the Gwilt family.

Over the year's many anglers have enjoyed the beauty and fishing of the two meres.

Tragically, Birch suffered a major fish kill in 2003 with the loss of 40 large female fish, but re-stocking soon followed from our growing on pond.

2004 saw the construction of the Birch lodge, dedicated to the memory of Tim's wife, Mary, who loved Birch Grove.

Further improvements have been made to the infrastructure of services to the lodge over the years, and it now boasts some great facilities for our guests to enjoy.

Add to this a stocking program for both waters of some stunning Leney/Dinkesbuehl strain fish, and the future of Mangrove & Birch Grove certainly looks bright.