Currently in Monument 1 we have a total stock of 300 fish. There is in excess of 85 different 30lb+ carp, and also 14 different 40lb+ carp, these are mostly the 'originals' which are in Monument 1. There are also two different fish which are 48lb+, these are 'Richie' and 'The Big Male' , both of these fish are still growing and will potentially hit the 50lb barrier very soon. With Monument 1 only being 8 acres in size it has to be one of the best lakes to catch a U.K. day ticket 30lb+ or 40lb+ carp.
We are continuously investing to ensure The Monument complex keeps improving and remains one of the very best day ticket carp fishing complex's in the U.K.
If you wish to fish for longer than 36hrs that is possible if you book 2 or 3 sessions that are back to back, if you book the same peg you can stay in your peg for the night and hand your rods into The Monument Office. You will then get your rods back at 6:30am the following morning. However, you cannot stay onsite on a Tuesday night Wednesday or Wednesday night as we are shut for maintenance. So, you will therefore need to book in the order of a Thursday-Friday session, Saturday-Sunday session then Monday-Tuesday session.
Many anglers want to fish next to their friends when night fishing, so you can choose your swim, when you book.
Created in November 2002 Monument Lakes is a specially designed carp fishery. Further trees are continuously being planted to furhter imrpove the landscape. When you visit the Monument Carp Fishery you can expect the highest standards of Management.
In 2016, we drained Monument 1 dry and removed all of the features, this has massively benifitted the fishery, as the carp don't hold up in one area, they are constantly moving around so all swims consitantly produce. We also fenced the entire Monument Complex to ensure the saftey and longevity of the fisheries.
When to fish
Our sessions are 36hrs long, these start at 6:30am (7.00am in winter) in the morning on the first day of the session and finishes at 6:30 (dusk in winter) of the evening on the second day of the session.
Monday -Tuesday session
Thursday - Friday session
Saturday - Sunday session
If you wish to fish for longer than 36 hrs, that would be possible by booking 2 sessions that run back to back, unfortunatley if you wished to do so you would have to reel in and stay in the overnight bivvy area until the session commences on the following morning. Showers & toilets are also avalible on site.
Many anglers want to fish next to their friends when night fishing, so you can choose your swim, when you book on if the pegs are available.
Cost of sessions
March 1st until end November
£60 per 36 hour session
December 1st until end February
£40 per 36 hour session
We take pride in looking after our fish, the rules are designed to ensure the fish come first
1, Anglers can only use our bait. This is for the welfare of our fish, and the fisheries. All Boilies and Particles etc must be supplied by RHF.
2, Anglers may use there own hookbaits.
3, No plastic baits.
4, No zig rigs, Ronnie rigs or 360 rigs or any other rig that the hook connects directly to a swivel
5, Spombs can only be used with there new float attached.
6, Anglers must take all litter home.
7, Maggots and Worms can only be used from November 1st to the end of February.
8, Barbless and micro barbed hooks are preferred.
9, Minimum breaking strain line of 12lb.
10, Anglers must set up their bivvies on the stoned swims only.
11, Please keep to the stone paths when walking around the fishery.
12, Please respect fellow anglers.
13, 2 rod limit
14, No Nuts
15, No sacks or retaining slings are allowed.
16, We supply landing nets, slings and unhooking mats
17, No braided reel lines
18, No bent hooks (the long shank nailers and 360 rigs are banned)
19, No boats of any kind.
20, Unfortunately we dont allow guests on site, or dogs. There is a strict no under 16 year old policy on site.
21, Anglers must have current rod licence and fish care kit.
22, All plastic leaders are banned, lead core and tubing is fine
23, Any anglers breaking these rules will be asked to leave without a refund.
24, Anglers booking back to back sessions, in the same swim, are allowed to leave their bivvies setup on the swims and stay in them. All Rods & Reels must be handed in to the fishery office. Showers & Toilets remain open.
Fish Care Rules.
1, After carp are netted they must be given 5 minutes to recover in the landing net, before they are taken out of the water.
2, Then the net must be broken down and the weigh sling put under the fish and lifted out in the weigh sling.
3, The carp must be kept soaked with the water whilst in the cradle
4, photo's, 4 only please then get the fish back.
5, No self take photography.
6, If you land what is clearly a big fish 30+ please call the fishery manager to help you 01952463141
7, You must not try and unhook the fish in the water.
8, Respect the fish at all times
Follow us on twitter for the latest info @RobHales2, @RHFisheries, @RHfisheries2 which also links up to our home page www.rhfisheries.com
We have two swims numbers one and two specially designed for disabled anglers, and also offer disabled toilets and wheelchair ramp access to the fishery lodge.
The fishery shop sells all of the bait you need for your stay at the Monument. We offer a range of bolies & hook baits made from the highest quality ingrediants which are exclusive to RHFisheries. We also offer a range of freshly cooked particles and a selection of coppens pellets in various sizes which the fish are fed on weekly.
Anglers can have food delivered to the fishery, contact the restaurants and cafe directly. The following restaurants know where the fishery is located:
Boxwood Cafe: 01952 601086 (Breakfast Only)
Milan Lounge: 01952 463344 (Indian Cuisine)
Kebab Ye: 01952 461660 (Chips, Pizza, Kebabs)
Gents and ladies toilets with power shower
The monument is very secure, the car park is next to the fishing lodge and protected by CCTV. The fishery is also protected by 24 hour infrared CCTV.
Less than a three minute drive or a 20 minute walk from Shifnal, which offers many excellent pubs & restaurants, co-op and spa.