Cherry Pool is an amazing lake. At under an acre it is the smallest and the deepest of the lakes across Cherry Lakes complex with depths going down to some 17 feet. It is exclusive to it's Egret Lodge and being tucked away it is the most private of the lakes.
Cherry Pool is the third of our exclusive lakes, and is heavily stocked with 300+ Carp to mid-30's. During the winter of 2022/23 we have stocked twenty additional Carp over 20lb, including three thirties to 33lb. With this level of stocks, Cherry Pool is normally the most productive of our Carp lakes throughout the year. It is particularly good during the colder winter months where a combination of it's depth and stocking density means that anglers catch in almost all conditions.
With the removal of the extensive stock of Bream, we are confident that our feeding programme will result in bigger Carp and within a couple of years we expect this lake to be at least as popular as Cherry Mere and Cherry Springs.
During the warmer months (April to October) we will normally deploy a splash aerator which is held in position by ropes. This is to ensure good oxygen levels are maintained and the Carp keep feeding! These ropes (except for the last few feet) are above the water line and whilst proving to be a barrier for casting, bait boats can comfortably 'go under' the ropes near the margins. They should not represent a 'snag' whilst playing fish, providing anglers keep their rod tips under the water.
Cherry Pool whilst always offering prolific Carp fishing was previously managed as a mixed fishery. With the exception of the Bream, Cherry Pool will continue to offer the excellent fishing for other species. Float fishing whilst waiting for the Carp rods to 'roar off' should appeal to many of the anglers who book Egret Lodge.
Cherry Pool has much to offer the angler who wants to catch other species. Cherry Pool contains both fantastic Roach and Rudd to 3lb; Crucian Carp and Perch to 4lb; It also has Tench to 6lb+. These specimens exist alongside the c300+ Common, Mirror and Ghost Carp which grow to 33lb+. It also contains one or two other surprise fish, including a small number of Koi such as this 20lb Koi caught by Malcolm Williams below.
Cherry Pool is available exclusively to anglers who have booked Egret Lodge. The large artificial grass fishing platform which is situated less than 8 feet from the entrance to the Lodge is ideally positioned to allow guests to fish all areas of the lake. It also neatly divides the lake into two. So if there are two of you fishing there is no need to argue! The fishing platform is very comfortable and clean to fish from.
The surrounds of Cherry Pool contain a wonderful array of plants, Norfolk Reeds and Yellow Flagged Irises, as well as a wide variety of trees from Willows and Alders to Yews and Wellingtonia. All of which are a pleasure on the eye.
.Cherry Pool is heavily stocked with Carp. The majority of these Carp are currently between 8-20lb with c 30 Carp above the 20lb mark.
Given the stock and competition amongst the fish in the lake, plus the depth, Cherry Pool is our easiest lake fishing wise and the most consistently productive in the winter. The record for one weekend is over 55 Carp. The heavier you feed pellets, boilies and spod mix the more you will catch! Bait and Bait Deals
Cherry Pool responds well to all fishing methods. Float and pole fishing can be undertaken straight off the front of the fishing deck. The water is 6 foot deep one rod length out and closer to 12 feet just two rod lengths out. Past anglers tell me the depth is important. Sometimes the Crucian Carp will be the only fish feeding at depths of 8 feet. Yet at depths of 10 feet all they can catch is Roach, Perch or Tench. etc.
Feeder and method fishing can turn up just about anything and can be real fun. Carp fishing traditional style tends to be most productive by targeting the margins around the lake with depths of 4-8 feet normally being the best.
If you are Carp fishing the minimum line strength is 15lb. If however you are targeting other species lighter lines are permitted. At all times hooks are to be barbless and fish safety is paramount.
As well as the normal Carp Cradle, Weigh Sling and 42″ Carp Landing net, we also provide a 20″ pan telescopic Landing net for those anglers targeting the Bream, Roach and Perch. So no need to bring any nets or unhooking mats. As most of your fishing is likely to be from the Lodge platform you will need your rod pod.
Fish care and safety is paramount across Cherry Lakes. An approach welcomed by all good anglers who want to catch high quality good conditioned Carp. All anglers are expected to follow any advice or requests from the fishery management concerning fish safety.
Cherry Pool guests are uniquely able to park their cars in the area behind the Lodge. A real advantage if you are bringing lots of tackle! Other guests using the Cherry Lake Lodges have to return their cars to the car park after unloading.