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Izaak Walton Fishery, Chebsey, Nr Eccleshall, ST21

Sold STC £295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An established fishery in an attractive rural location
  • Attractive commercial coarse fishery
  • 4 spring fed, well stocked lakes and fishing on the River Sow
  • Large car park and log cabin facilities building
  • Extending to approximately 11.06 acres (4.5 ha)

Full description

An established fishery in an attractive rural location with the benefit of four spring fed lakes, car parking and facilities building.

The fishery is located approximately 2.5 miles from Eccleshall. Junctions 14 and 15 of the M6 are a short drive away. Stafford 6.5 miles, Stoke-on-Trent 12 miles and Birmingham 34 miles distant.

The Fishery
Extending to approximately 11.06 acres (4.5 ha) an attractive commercial coarse fishery with the benefit of spring fed water, four well stocked lakes, fishing on the River Sow, large car park and log cabin facilities building.

Top Pool
0.9 acres (0.35 ha), 43 pegs, maximum depth 10ft.

Stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

Middle Pool
0.4 acres (0.16 ha), 23 pegs, maximum depth 7ft.

Stocked with rudd, roach, tench, perch, chub, bream, crucian carp and carp up to 25lbs plus.

Bottom Pool
1.3 acres (1.51 ha), 35 pegs, maximum depth 14ft.

Stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

0.6 acres (0.23 ha), 33 pegs, maximum depth 6ft.

Stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

Stock Pond
Below Drumble Wood a small stock pond which then feeds pools 1, 2 and 3.

There is the potential to create further stock ponds on the land to the north of Pool 4.

River Sow
There are fishing rights along approximately 500m of the River Sow.

The fishery has the benefit of a purpose built log cabin café and fishermen's toilets.

Adjacent to the café is a static caravan (non-residential) and empty storage building/container.

The Business
The Izaak Walton Fishery was run by the current owners as a commercial day ticket fishery until 2000. The fishery was then leased due to the owners semi-retiring. Since March 2016 the fishery has been taken in hand. There are no accounts for the business, but based on historical information and current forecasts the fishery has the potential to turnover in the region of £40,000 per annum.

Day tickets
 Adults Under 16s Concessions
1 Rod £7 per day £6 per day £6 per day
2 Rod £9 per day £8 per day £8 per day

The fishery has the benefit of mains water, electricity and private drainage.

Abstraction Licence
The fishery has the benefit of an Abstraction Licence from the River Sow for the benefit of the fishing pools.

Agents' Notes

Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock
The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks within the lakes. Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.

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 or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

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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.

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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No person in the employment of Fenn Wright has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty, whether in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendors.

No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchaser/s in inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Local Authority
Stafford Borough Council
Civic Centre
ST16 3AQ

Telephone: 01785 619000

Photographs taken: July 2016
Particulars prepared: July 2016

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