As summer approaches and the days become longer I find myself staring out of the office window wondering what it would be like to be a fishery owner at this time of year. Many people associate a lottery win with a fancy car, a big house or private jet, but all I long for is a fishery for sale. Locating a fishery for sale, particularly one that offers fly fishing, is not an easy task.
Searching the web brings up a number of specialist sites and those of land agents tasked with flogging off someones pride and joy. The following suggestions might just help you locate a fishery for sale and find your dream home and ideal job in the same move:
Fisheries4Sale is the website of renowned Chartered Surveyors and Property Agents Fenn Wright. Unfortunately the site has a bias towards coarse fisheries for sale and is lacking if you are looking to purchase a fly fishing business. The few examples are presented very well with maps, plans, pictures and a lengthy description. This is a good website that lacks listings and is updated infrequently, however this could my well be due to the state of the market itself.
This is a specific business site and therefore focuses more on the corporate aspects of purchasing a fishery. This is good for the angling enthusiast as the lack of imagery, descriptions and fishing related information means you are more likely to make a business decision rather than a major investment based on emotion. This site is rarely updated and listings are unfortunately infrequent.
This website offers a good balance of varied listings and although dominated by carp fisheries there are sometimes great fly fishing venues for sale.