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We are inviting interest in two fisheries

The management of two commercial fisheries in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire is being put out to tender by us.

Cherries Pool at our Blythe Waters fishery

We are inviting existing and potential new licensees for the opportunity to help manage Blythe Waters, Warwickshire, and Naseby Reservoir, Northamptonshire.

About the fisheries

We are the largest owner of freshwater fishing rights in England and Wales, renting fishing rights to over 240 angling clubs as well as running a significant commercial fisheries portfolio. Faced with the challenge of meeting the costs of managing an ageing canal network, the charity is testing the market to ensure it is receiving the best possible value for its fishing rights.

Blythe Waters is a mixed fishery comprising of five pools totalling eight acres. The Naseby Reservoir site, at over 90 acres, is one of our largest reservoirs and is stocked predominantly with specimen carp.

People are invited to contact us by Sunday 1 September 2023 to register interest in either fishery and to receive further information.

Feel good by water

John Ellis, our national fisheries & angling manager, said: “Fishing is a fantastic way to feel the benefits of spending time outside by the water and we're proud to manage fisheries around the country that offer something for all types of anglers. Many of the fisheries that we own were built over 200 years ago to supply water to the canals – a task they still carry out today. But looking after an ageing network of canals is costly and, as a charity, we need to make sure we're getting the best value so we can continue to preserve them for future generations.

“Blythe Waters and Naseby Reservoir are wonderful fisheries, and we hope to attract a range of interest from both existing and potential new licensees.”

To register initial interest and to receive further information please email: [email protected]

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Last Edited: 12 May 2023

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