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For Sale: £350,000


Table Trout Farm, Dorset

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Trigon Trout Farm extends to approximately 6.5 acres (2.7 ha) and is situated on a private Estate near Wareham in Dorset.

Producing approximately 120 tonnes of high quality rainbow trout for the table with a diversified customer base.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a secure leasehold and established business with accommodation.

Trigon Trout Farm is located approximately 2 miles to the west of Wareham in the county of Dorset.

Trigon Trout Farm
Trigon Trout Farm was established in 1985 on the Trigon Estate. Adjacent to the River Piddle which is renowned for its reliable supply of high quality water. The farm has been mainly used for the production of trout and currently specialises in producing trout for the table between 0.4 kg and 2.0 kg.

There are two sites located within one mile of each other, both with accommodation.

Trigon Fisheries
The Farm extends to approximately 3.6 acres (1.5 ha) and comprises of the following:-
Four bedroom managers dwelling
6 concrete raceway/rearing tanks
13 growing on ponds
2 settlement pond
Storage and lean-to processing building
Car park and hard standing

The farm has been extremely well designed to make use of the levels by benefiting from gravity flow from the River Piddle throughout the farm minimising recirculation.

All the rearing ponds can be accessed with vehicles and site maintenance is minimal.

Trigon Fisheries has the benefit of mains water, mains electricity, sceptic tank drainage, oil fired central heating and liquid oxygen.

8 Hatch
Extending to approximately 2.9 acres (1.2 Ha) the fish farm comprises the following:-
Three bedroom employees bungalow
12 concrete raceway and rearing tanks
Settling pond
Storage building
Car parking and yard

River water (UV treated), mains electricity, sceptic tank drainage, liquid oxygen.

The Business
Trigon Fish Farm produces approximately 120 tonnes of rainbow trout and supplies between 20 - 30 independent buyers. All the trout are processed and packed on site. Covid-19 has had minimal impact on sales to the current customer base.

The business employs two full time persons and the current manager is retiring.

The business has a significant turnover and net profit. Full accounts are available to prospective purchasers after viewing.

Trigon Fisheries Bungalow - Council Tax Band C
8 Hatch Bungalow - Council Tax Band B
There are no business rates payable on the fish farm.

The farm is licenced with the UK Fish Health Inspectorate as an Aquaculture Production Business.

The farm has two Abstraction Licences which permits the use of all year from the River Piddle. The farm has two discharge consents for the following amounts:

Trigon Fisheries: at periods of low flow-260 litres/sec with a maximum of 450 litres /sec at high flows   
8 Hatch at periods of low flow-200 litres/sec with a maximum of 400 litres /sec at high flows.

The preparation area is registered as food premises by the Environmental Health Department of Purbeck District Council.

It is understood there are occupancy conditions on both bungalows.

Trigon Trout Farm is leased from the owner of Trigon Estate. The lease states that the term commenced on the 28th February 2011 and ended on the 31st August 2012 and thereafter on a periodic basis from year to year.

The lease is an assignable Agricultural Holdings Tenancy which means there is a secure and assignable leasehold interest. The rent is based on the open market rental value of the farm excluding the two dwellings. The current rent is £14,100 per annum and is next due for review on the 1st September 2021.

The two dwellings are tenant's improvements. The purchase price reflects both the goodwill of the business and the value of the two bungalows.

Full details relating to the lease are available after viewing.

Agents Notes
Fixtures, Fitting & Stock
A full list of Fixtures and Fittings included in the sale is available to interested parties upon request.
The purchaser will be responsible for the cost of the fish stocks as at the date of the transfer of the business. The fish stocks will be valued by negotiation.

Rights of Way & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Consumer Protection Regulations
Under the regulations, whatever we say or publish about a property must not be false or misleading and we must provide certain material information to enable a potential viewer or purchaser to take an informed transactional decision.

Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.

Viewing is strictly through appointment with Fenn Wright
Telephone: 01206 216555

Important Notice
Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that: The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchaser/s and lessees should seek their own professional advice.

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Photographs taken: June 2020
Particulars prepared: July 2020

Guide Price: Offers in excess of £350,000


  • Unique and profitable trout farming business.
  • Producing quality trout for the table market.
  • Two sites situated on the Trigon Estate.
  • 3 and 4 bedroom manager's/employees dwellings.
  • Extending to a total of 6.5 acres.


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