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For Sale: £1,000,000

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Commercial Coarse Fishery, Staffordshire

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  • Area

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    28Acres

A renowned commercial coarse fishery with an emphasis on match fishing.

The Property
Heronbrook Fisheries is a renowned commercial coarse fishery situated in the Midlands extending to 28 acres (11.3 ha).

Location
The property is extremely well located with easy access to the M6 Junction 14 (south) and Junction 15 (north). Eccleshall 3 miles, Stafford 11 miles and Birmingham 38 miles.

Local Attractions
Heronbrook Fisheries is well placed for Trentham Gardens, Alton Towers, Wedgwood Pottery and Bridgemere Nurseries.

The Fishery
Heronbrook Fisheries has been an established commercial coarse fishery for 26 years and is currently managed with a particular emphasis on match and pleasure fishing.

The fishery operates open matches, individual, spring, summer and winter leagues together with many festivals and major national finals. In addition it is a popular venue with all the leading tackle companies for promotional and coaching videos.

The fishery has the benefit of 7 coarse fishing lakes, a facilities building, extensive car parking and planning permission for a 3 bedroom detached lodge style dwelling.

Match Pool (Site Plan No. 1)
Extending to 1.5 acres (0.6 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 20 pegs. The lake is stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

Canal (Site Plan No. 2)
Extending to 2.5 acres (0.85 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 41 pegs. The canal is stocked with F1, barbel, chubb, common carp, crucian carp, ghost carp, mirror carp, golden tench, perch, roach, rudd and tench.

Bridge Pool (Site Plan No. 3)
Extending to 1.7 acres (0.69 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 32 pegs. The lake is stocked with F1's, mirror carp, common carp, barbel, tench and chubb.

Island Pool (Site Plan No. 4)
Extending to 1.2 acres (0.48 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 20 pegs. The lake is stocked with bream, F1's, mirror carp and common carp.

Pisces 1 (Site Plan No. 5)
Extending to 0.6 acres (0.24 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 12 pegs. The lake is stocked with F1, mirror carp and common carp.

Meadow Pool (Site Plan No. 6)
Extending to 2.1 acres (0.85 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 45 pegs. The lake is stocked with bream, F1's, chubb, common carp, mirror carp, gudgeon, perch, roach, skimmer bream, tench and golden tench.

Match Lake (Site Plan No. 7)
Extending to 3 acres (1.2 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 39 pegs. The lake is stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

Stock Pond
The fishery has the benefit of one large stock pond which is situated to the west of the Canal.

Café and Facilities Building
A purpose built café and facilities building was constructed in 2006 and provides a 120 seat five star café with commercial kitchen, tackle shop, together with fishermen's toilets with full disabled access and manager's office. The building was designed to potentially incorporate storage space or additional living accommodation in the loft.

The Business
Income is generated from the sale of day tickets, matches, club bookings, café sales and corporate days. Further information available upon request.

Website: www.heronbrookfisheries.co.uk

Business Rates/Council Tax
Facilities building rateable value £7,100
Rates payable 2020/21 Nil - small business relief applies.

Services
Mains water, mains electricity and private drainage.

Planning
Planning permission was granted by Stafford Borough Council on the 14th May 2019 for the erection of a permanent dwelling as manager's accommodation and poly tunnel fish hatchery.

The approved plans were based on the Prestige & Homeseeker design "The Hampton", a single storey lodge style building measuring 45ft x 22ft providing the following accommodation: kitchen, dining area, lounge, utility area, bedroom 1 with en-suite shower, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 and family bathroom.

The site of the proposed dwelling is on the area of ground east of Lake 6.

Condition 3 states that the occupation of the dwelling hereby approved should be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed in the management of Heronbrook Fisheries or a dependant of such a person residing with him or her and including a widower or such a person.

Development Potential
There is potential for holiday accommodation to be developed on site by partially infilling Meadow Pool subject to planning.

Local Authority
Stafford Borough Council
Civic Centre
Riverside
Stafford ST16 3AQ
Telephone: 01785 619000

Features

  • Large profitable commercial coarse fishery
  • 7 well-stocked lakes
  • Planning permission for owners dwelling
  • Café
  • Facilities building
  • Site extending to 28 acres (11.3ha)
  • Fenn Wright acted on behalf of the owner of a large commercial coarse fishery in the Midlands, achieving a successful sale.

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