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    Has anyone had a go at creating, or has controlled, their own fishery? If so, what was your experience of it.

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    I once jointly held a lease with a friend on a small carp water. Things went well for the first few months then the promises made by the land owner failed to materialise. It was probably due to our experience, but my advice to anyone would be always get promises by the landowner written into the lease. They may appear all very helpful at the beginning, but things soon change once they have your money.

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    Default Re: A Fishery of Your Own

    I have control of a small pool and it's very hard work,the pool is leased to us for free on the understanding that we (myself and other 2 managers)maintain the waters,we get no financial help from the owners who quite frankly don't realy care and because the venue is in an urban area we get plagued by vandals and litter bugs.As for the fishing itself it's exellent theres a massive head of fish that have been in there for decades without any interference and some of the big carp in there are probably 25-35 years old weighing 35-40 Llb.We run the venue as a syndicate waters but the price of a place is very reasonable,£65 per year and for that you can live at the waters edge.We do shut the pool down for a fortnight each season as we get a large build up of elodea crispa (canadian pond weed)we bring in a flat bottom skiff and remove absolutely tons of the stuff but the local garden nursery is only to happy to come and stick the weed on their compost heap,this also benefits us in the sense that we get fat red lush worms off of the heap in return.Theres alot of work involved but the positives far outweigh the negatives.

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    An 11 year old thread brought up. I think this is a record.

    Good post by the way.

    What other species does the water hold?

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    I suppose my dream fishery would be a modest home with
    a long stretch of the Thames in the back garden.
    Somewhere in Oxon, Berkshire ...
    Dream on.

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    RE Bluenose:We have a good stock of carp as mentioned grass carp,crucian,tench,roach,golden orfe,bream,pike and chub.We don't know when the orfe were introduced but their specimens some to 4Llbs,The carp are our prize species their in mint condition and the mirrors are beautifuly scaled oh and there are 2 true leathers in there both over 20Llb.I see you only live in cheshire be my guest if you would like to fish sometime.

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    Fongy....is this water of yours very deep a rod length out?

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    Nope, but the nearest thing, after being born in Ruislip, lived the first 3 years of my life ('48-'51_ in Broxbourne, (before moving back to Ruislip) with the Lea running past my back garden – unfortunately too young to fully appreciate it. In the 70's had exclusive access to a stretch of the Loddon to the farm fields (friendly farmer) to the r/h side of the Lands End PH near Woodley, Berks. Fully appreciated it.
    Jerry
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    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

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    Have been very lucky in the last 20 yrs.

    Have run, managed and developed a beautiful lake in Sussex for the last 19yrs, big bankside barby planned for the 20th. Good grief, would take a book to tell the story of the frustrations, elation, up's and downs over the years. The management of the syndicate, the balance between raising enough money and keeping subs low enough to allow us to control the ethos of the Syndicate. Removing bad apples and losing good friends (both fish and people!). Learning on the hoof and professional advice. You know, this winter, I might put pen to paper.

    Wow, if you have the skills, determination and don't mind compromising fishing time to deal with the management, when somebody catches a pb, the first 2lb Roach, first 10lb, 20lb, 30lb Carp, 3lb Perch, big Pike etc, is the next best thing to catching them yourself.

    Also, I have 80yrds of river at the bottom of my garden, have caught 1lb Roach, 4lb Chub and some reasonable Bream from the little sluice pool at the top end of my stretch. However, I only own one bank, I would never take on a river again unless I controlled both banks. The Local Authority have the other side, they look at my managed wilderness, I look at their unregulated rubbish tip (unless I clear it up regularly) laughingly called a picnic area.

    Stu

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    Default Re: A Fishery of Your Own

    Quote Originally Posted by Berty View Post
    Fongy....is this water of yours very deep a rod length out?
    No mate theres a steep drop off about 20 ft out in general but the depth varies as you go from peg to peg it has very deep mud though hence using the skiff to clear the weed,if you were to get caught in the mud?well it's just not worth the risk.

    ---------- Post added at 03:40 ---------- Previous post was at 03:26 ----------

    RE: Stu the blank,also have been very lucky in the sense that i have managed to negotiate a free lease for our pool on the understanding that our syndicate maintains it otherwise it doesn't bear thinking about as to the fate of the place,it's £65 a year and all proceeds go straight back into the venue.We have a good thing going i suppose as long as everyone sticks to the rules and applies a reasonable amount of common sense then we should have a good future as a syndicate/club.My ambition would be to gain a few more waters for our click but i would like that to be on a basis of "we have seen what you guys have done with the other place,would you do the same for ours heres a free lease"but the worlds to money orientated and im not holding my breath.

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