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We're inviting interest in Sheffield fishery

The management of a commercial fishery near to Kiveton Park, Sheffield, is being put out to tender by us.

Angler at Rose's Lake at Kiveton Waters fishery

We're inviting our existing and potential new licensees the opportunity to manage Kiveton Waters in South Yorkshire. The contract is for at least five years.

About the lakes

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. We also run the Let's Fish! programme, which introduces thousands of young people to the sport each year. Faced with the challenge of meeting the costs of managing an ageing canal network against a backdrop of a significant reduction in government funding, the charity is ensuring it is receiving the best possible value for its fishing rights.

Comprising three lakes on a purpose-built fishery, Eve's and Rose's lakes are primarily used for match fishing, with good heads of match-sized carp, bream and roach, while Lynn's Lake is generally for pleasure fishing. There are good facilities including toilets, a number of easily accessible pegs, and a small café on-site.

Now, we're inviting you to contact us to register interest in tendering. The deadline to submit tenders is midnight, 13 December 2023.

A Wonderful fishery

John Ellis, our national fisheries & angling manager, said: “Kiveton Waters is a wonderful fishery and is very popular with club matches and pleasure anglers, with fish ranging from a few ounces to 20lb. We are confident this will continue to be a popular fishery in the future. Kiveton also has significant potential as a hub for our growing national Let’s Fish participation programme and we look forward to hearing from interested parties about their plans in this regard.

“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 we’re faced with the dual challenges of a sharp reduction in our future funding from government, and the growing impact of extreme weather. As a charity, we need to make sure we’re getting the best value so we can continue to preserve them for future generations.”

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

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Last Edited: 27 November 2023

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