Whitchurch Lake

Black Park Road, Whitchurch, SY13 4JP, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Blakemere lies in beautiful countryside on the Shropshire, Cheshire border, just 2km from the small market town of Whitchurch.
The lake is approximately 9 acres in size, and fed by two streams and two land drains. It has a large outlet ('canal') approx 8 to 10 feet wide and 300 meters long which the fish love to get into in the warmer months. This will be dug a little deeper in 2011.
The lake bed is very even, and fairly featureless. It has a reasonably soft bottom, with little detritus and very little weed. The main features (other than the pads and island) are the drop-offs that occur approximately one rod length out and go down very quickly from 4-5' by the edge of the pads to 7-13 feet in the centre. The bottom of these drop offs is as good a place to start as any, along with the consistent margins.
Open water is 13 feet deep at the east end sloping gradually up to around 6 feet towards the outlet end. There are some large bloodworm beds, and fish show in open water frequently.
Blakemere was referred to years ago as 'Black Mere' due to its peaty water colour. It was formed in the ice ages along with most of the other Shropshire meres and is abundant in natural life.

Address: Black Park Road, Whitchurch, SY13 4JP, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.blakemere-leisure.co.uk

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