One of the benefits of visiting over 100 fisheries a year is that we are able to give guidance on fishery visits to owners and on a number of issues relating to fisheries. Listed below are some of the most common topics:
Like any other business there are good, poor and average fisheries. In many cases improvements can be carried out at modest cost. Commercial fisheries in particular are always looking to improve the facilities for their customers.
The quality of landscaping varies enormously from fishery to fishery and county to county. The landscaping of a fishery can have a considerable affect on its amenity and its capital value. The type of plant species, positioning and management can all contribute to how a fishery looks. Some fisheries adopt a manicured “golf course” effect whereas others, more commonly, adopt a conservation approach with minimal grass cutting and a more natural look.
We are also able to advise on many aspects relating to the creation of a fishery.
The presence of Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) and Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC) are two of the most common fish diseases found in predominately coarse fisheries throughout the country. Many fisheries are turning to breeding their own stock to try and avoid importing disease, as well as taking other measures. We are able to keep up with the latest management techniques and ideas for minimising the risk of disease which can be fatal to any fishery.
Listed below is a selection of the variety of professional work which we have recently undertaken on behalf of clients.
•Preparing expert reports for a large fishery – reference planning enquiries
•Providing evidence and need for owners dwelling
•Reviewing the open market rent of a commercial day ticket fishery, and advising on long term strategy to maximise capital value
•Advising major minerals operator on land and water use strategy following mineral excavation, to maximise both income and capital values
•Advising a County Wildlife Trust on rental values of lakes with specific management conditions.
Please contact the fisheries team to discuss your requirements in respect of a valuation.