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PRICE REDUCED: Wonderful Opportunity to Own a Prestigious, Well Established Large Carp Fishery

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Private Seller: Christine Nash
Tel: 0033 (0)5 55 78 72 91 (France)

Up-and-running, well-established large carp fishery business (running for 12 years) with a very regular clientele (around 90% is repeat business). 11 hectares of forest & a 12-acre fishing lake with 1.25-acre stock pond. The main lake: 200 mirrors & common carp to 70lb. Depths 5 ft - 18 ft. Fisherman's Lodge comprising kitchen/dining/lounge area + bedroom or storage room. Attached shower room, wc, laundry facilities, garage & another storage room. Spacious Bungalow/Gite.

Property features:
Land
Lake
Commercial
Immediately habitable
PRICE REDUCED: Wonderful Opportunity to Own a Prestigious, Well Established Large Carp Fishery
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Property Details:

This is an opportunity to purchase an up and running well-established large carp fishery business in the Limousin area of France with excellent further potential. This business has been running for 12 years, and has built up a very regular clientele, and around 90% is repeat business. We are one of the most prestigious fisheries in the area, and have excellent forward bookings. With the right business mind, and with a little more youth on your side than us in your favour, there is scope for a whole lot more.

We are an SAS registered business which is going from strength to strength with each passing year, but we are also getting older, and although we absolutely love this place, we feel we have lived the dream, and achieved our purpose, so we are now looking forward to putting our feet up a little more.

We offer an All Inclusive package for Anglers, and the main clientele are English.

We have a fully running website, and excellent forward bookings into 2019.

There is a 12 acre fishing lake with 1.25 acre stock pond, a forest containing oak/conifer/chestnut and hazelnut trees, and also lawned areas - the whole area being around 11 hectares.

The main lake is stocked with over 200 Mirrors and Common Carp to 85lb 8oz.


The water has been tested and found to be PH balanced, and has no snag or weed. Depths are 5' to 18'.

There are six swims around the lake, all easily accessible - 4 with two man cabins. For this sized lake, there is also further scope to construct more swims should you wish, creating even more income.

There are 24-hour fishing rights, so no permits are required.

The lake comes with a wooden Fisherman's Lodge comprising kitchen/dining/lounge area, plus bedroom or storage room. This is where the angler's food is cooked, and where they eat their breakfast and evening meals. Attached is a shower room, wc, laundry facilities, garage, and another large storage room.

Mains water and electricity are connected, and there is a Filter bed Fosse to regulation standards, so many years of maintenance free drainage.

A derivation channel and fish ladder have been constructed, and therefore comply with all DDAF Regulation Standards, so virtually all the hard work has been accomplished. All lakes will soon have to do this at high cost if they don't already have one.

Adjacent to the lake, there is a 4-acre paddock with the added benefit of having Planning Permission in place to erect a 3-bedroom house. Plans have been drawn up for the house, and foundations have been laid to damp proof course. A filter bed fosse is in place, and the main power cables run underground, which is more or less next to the water and telephone pipes. Lakes this size are very few, and virtually none can get planning permission any more. There is a lot of further potential for this plot.

There is also a small Gite/Bungalow with fully fitted kitchen, log burner, dishwasher, large shower etc. This building has never been used and is brand new, but this could easily create another huge income potential, or can be lived in by the new owners.

The property is situated in one of the most stunning areas of the Limousin, situated in a very quiet lane with easy access and parking, and there is virtually no traffic or pollution.

5 minutes away is the nearest small village, and only 10 minutes is the nearest Town with amenities/facilities - eg supermarket etc.

35 minutes from Limoges Airport.

This Property/Business is being sold with all fishing and catering equipment, also great website, clientele list, and includes the large fish stock, which is worth a substantial part of the overall price.

The fishery is still running at its full potential, so you will be able to carry on with the business straight away after purchase, and start earning.

We offer a 3-month after sale service, where we can be on hand to help you to settle into the smooth running of the business. We are always being told by our anglers that we have everything just right, although we are sure that you will have plenty more ideas of your own.

Of course, it would be cheaper to buy a lake and start your own business, but as we know to our cost, setting up, stocking (especially carp to the size we have), and also the additional work and services being laid on to bring it up to Regulation Standards, can eat into what you think is an adequate budget, but you could in fact end up paying more. There is no more to pay out on this lake except if you wanted to further add to it's potential.

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