News article created on 11 January 2018

Popular South Yorkshire fishery on the hunt for new tenants

Members of the public and community groups are being given the opportunity to run a popular fishery on the Chesterfield Canal.

Kiveton Waters

Kiveton Waters was opened in 2006 and has developed into a popular pleasure and match fishery – hosting a qualifier for the prestigious Stillwater Championship in 2015. Situated on the former Kiveton Park Colliery Site, the fishery extends to 10 acres encompassing three lakes with 78 pegs, including disabled platforms. The site has car parking with good access to the disabled pegs, as well as a purpose-built amenities block. 

With the couple that have run Kiveton Waters since it opened moving on to pastures new, we're keen to hear from people interested in entering into an agreement for the fishing rights either at a fixed rent or on a percentage of turnover basis. We're inviting interested parties to submit an expression of interest outlining:

Information regarding the club, community group or individual.
An outline of the plans they would have for day-to-day management and development of the fishery.

John Ellis, our national fisheries & angling manager said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to take on the running of a really attractive and popular fishery on the beautiful Chesterfield Canal.

"The previous tenants have done a great job making Kiveton Waters what it is today and we’re really grateful for all their hard work.

"We’re now looking for someone to take on the running of Kiveton Waters and continue to develop it into a fishery that local people can be rightly proud of."

Those interested in running Kiveton Waters should submit an expression of interest to by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018