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.
Cound Trout Fishery in Shropshire is open all year round. The 26 acre clear water is spring fed and offers almost a mile of bank fishing. The depth of approaching 65 feet means that boat angling is always popular.
Rutland Water is arguably the premier trout fishing venue in the United Kingdom. The massive 3100 acre fishery has been a mecca amongst exponents of fly fishing for generations and regularly plays host to competitions and other events.
Barnes Lake Fishery in Oxfordshire has three day ticket waters for trout anglers. The venue is open all year and is regularly stocked with both Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
Colwick Country Park fishery in Nottinghamshire is formed from a discussed gravel pit and offers around 65 acres of fly fishing within the Colwick Country Park. Popular patterns used by regular anglers include Black Buzzers, Vivas and Sedges.
Pitsford Reservoir fishery in Northamptonshire is a giant 750 acre reservoir dissected by a causeway. This offers a unique experience for fly fishermen eager to beat the record of 15lb 11oz for a Rainbow Trout. Both Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are stocked on a regular basis throughout the season which runs from March to December.
Narborough Trout and Coarse Lakes fishery in Norfolk is popular all year round. With 5.5 acres of trout fishing within over 27 acres, fly fisherman are often in the minority but this venue is well worth a visit if you find yourself in East Anglia.
Syon Park Fishery in London claims the title of the only the small Stillwater trout fishery in London, Situated only 8 miles along the A5 from Marble Arch this is reachable for many of the capital cityâ€™s fly fishing enthusiasts for an evening session on long summer evenings.
Toft Newton Trout Fishery in Lincolnshire is amongst the most popular fly fishing destinations in the region.
Eyebrook Trout Fishery in Leicestershire is located off the A6003 at Caldecott and offers fly fishing within an enormous 400 acre man made reservoir. This stream fed venue offers fishing from March through to October and is regularly stocked with both Brown Trout Blue Trout and Rainbow Trout.