I fished this old estate lake several years ago and had the chance to take up a ticket again this season, there's not a great deal left in there size wise nowadays to be honest, I've had some lovely fish in years gone by but between my periods of membership some were sold it seems, not that there was ever a great head of carp anyway. You will have to excuse the quality of some of these old pictures, they preceed digital and I've taken digital pictures of the stills to upload them
|The view from the dam wall|
|Looking across to the wood bank|
|A few fish from years gone by|
|Could you wish for anything more?|
|An old warrior|
Imagine my feelings to be greeted by this.
Words cannot describe it, I'm just devastated, I lasted about an hour and had to leave, my heart wasn't in it. Apparently the owner has been given a grant to turn it into parkland as it was many years ago, a bit ironic seeing as he also owns a sawmill i'm sure there was plenty of profit heading that way as it is. I can't say any more I am truly lost for words I feel like crying.
I feel that i've lost an old friend
That was two years ago, looking back at it now has brought back a lot of memories and a lot of sadness, needless to say I didn't renew my membership. We do still visit the public side of the estate now and then but I tend to avoid looking across at the lake, they said that time would heal it well and that it would once again become a lovely lake, maybe they are right but it will never return to what it was to me, it took many years to create such a place but just a few weeks to destroy it