Guide Price £1,400,000

Float Fish Farm, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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  • Area

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    35Acres

General information

Float Fish Farm is a profitable commercial fishery extending to 35.9 acres (14.5Ha) comprising an impressive 200 peg complex offering 9 coarse fishing lakes, together with a significant online retail business. The site was purchased by the Hudson family in 2006 as agricultural land and has been developed into one of the largest commercial coarse fishery businesses in the country.

Location
The site is located to the east of the village of Farcet, approximately 4 miles from the centre of Peterborough. The site has excellent transport links to the A1 (J.16 - 5 miles) and A14 (J. 21 - 17 miles).

The Fishery
The first lake at Float Fish Farm was excavated around 14 years ago, with the oldest match lake around 10 years ago. There are now a total of 9 lakes, with three specimen lakes and six lakes catering for match and pleasure fishing. The site has good internal access offering ample car parking, including behind pegs.

FFF has a large following of anglers, the business communicates with customers via a steady and constant stream of media news, blogs and Facebook posts.

The fishery offers club matches and opens, with approximately 200 pegs fished between April to October. Fishing is on a day ticket basis, together with booking for specimen lakes and matches. The lakes include the following:

Lapwing Lake - Excavated in 2011, extending to 3.87 acres, with 6 swims and an average depth of 10ft. A specimen carp lake stocked with fish to in excess of 45lbs.

Two Islands Lake - Excavated in 2011, a match and pleasure lake extending to 2.41 acres, with 34 pegs and an average depth of 13ft.

Horseshoe Lake - Excavated in 2011, extending to 1.04 acres, with 22 pegs and an average depth of 9ft. Match record over 200lbs.

Kingfisher Pool - Excavated in 2011, a match and pleasure pool extending to 0.66 acres, with 16 pegs and average depth of 9ft.

Wagtail Pool - Excavated in 2015, a match lake extending to 1.78 acres, with 24 pegs and average depth of 9ft. Match record now stands at over 200lbs with multiple bags per match often exceeding 100lbs.

Phoenix Pool - Excavated in 2015, extending to 2.24 acres, with 34 pegs and an average depth of 8ft.

Captain Tom's - Excavated in 2015, extending to 0.25 acres, with 15 pegs and an average depth of 7-8 ft. A canal shape lake, match record of 190lbs.

Kestrel Lake - Excavated in 2021, extending to 2.84 acres, with 13 swims and an average depth of 11ft. A deep L shaped lake with carp to in excess of 40lbs.

Nightingale - Excavated in 2022, extending to 0.25 acres, with 15 pegs and an average depth of 7-8 ft. A canal shape lake with a width of 16-18m.

The lakes benefit from a recently installed (2022) diffuser style aeration system powered by the renewable energy generated on site.

Fish Stock
The match lakes have benefited from regular stockings from recognised suppliers, with fish at a few inches in size up to fish weighing in excess of 30lbs. This is in addition to thousands of fish bred and grown on site. The specimen lakes, including Lapwing and Kestrel have significant stock of carp (up to 50lbs) and catfish to 65lbs+.

FFF Retail
The fishery benefits from an onsite tackle shop, recently extended in 2021. The current owners built an online tackle business was established through various online retailers, including Amazon and Ebay.

Renewable Energy
In 2008 the owners took the forward thinking step of creating their own off-grid renewable energy. Powered by 40 kw of Solar panels and a 20-kw wind turbine. This powers a 70kw grid, utilising 7 x 10kw Victron Inverters. A bank of 9 multi voltage charge batteries, powered by a 45kva diesel generator when required.

A 48-volt 2,500-amp hour battery bank consisting of 24 x 2-volt DC wet cell batteries, which store power generated during the day via solar and wind, discharging during the night to run the whole site. The whole system is computer controlled. The site benefits from a Feed in Tariff generating £26,000p.a. with 14 yrs remaining. (Tax free and linked to inflation annually).

The Business
Income is generated by a combination of ticket sales and tackle shop revenue. Match bookings are 100% full for 2022 and 80% full for 2023. For the Yr ending April 2023, the business is forecasted to turnover in excess of £500,000. A detailed breakdown of income and expenditure is available to interested parties, after viewing.

Development Potential
The site has space for further expansion of the fishery and retail businesses. Mains electricity connection available.

Buildings
The fishery has the benefit of a tackle shop retail building (180m2), tackle warehouse and equipment store (360m2). A timber built clubhouse extending to 84m2 on a concrete pad (finished in 2021). Male and female toilet/shower block (6m x 4m).

Planning
The site has planning permission for current uses as a mixed use leisure site. A building plot with planning permission on land retained by the vendors is available by separate negotiation.

Equipment
A full list of fishery equipment included within the sale is available upon request.

Energy Performance Rating
EPC - A (Retail Building)

Websites
The fishery and shop websites are hosted on a dedicated cloud server offering high speed consumer access. The sale includes all online infrastructure for the fishery and shop.

Fishery: floatfishfarm.co.uk
Shop: floatfishfarmshop.co.uk
Facebook: Float Fish Farm and Fishery, Peterborough

Services
Mains water and Private drainage.

Property summary

Float Fish Farm is a profitable commercial fishery extending to 35.9 acres (14.5Ha) comprising an impressive 200 peg complex offering 9 coarse fishing lakes, together with a significant online retail business. The site was purchased by the Hudson family in 2006 as agricultural land and has been developed into one of the largest commercial coarse fishery businesses in the country.

Location
The site is located to the east of the village of Farcet, approximately 4 miles from the centre of Peterborough. The site has excellent transport links to the A1 (J.16 - 5 miles) and A14 (J. 21 - 17 miles).

The Fishery
The first lake at Float Fish Farm was excavated around 14 years ago, with the oldest match lake around 10 years ago. There are now a total of 9 lakes, with three specimen lakes and six lakes catering for match and pleasure fishing. The site has good internal access offering ample car parking, including behind pegs.

FFF has a large following of anglers, the business communicates with customers via a steady and constant stream of media news, blogs and Facebook posts.

The fishery offers club matches and opens, with approximately 200 pegs fished between April to October. Fishing is on a day ticket basis, together with booking for specimen lakes and matches. The lakes include the following:

Lapwing Lake - Excavated in 2011, extending to 3.87 acres, with 6 swims and an average depth of 10ft. A specimen carp lake stocked with fish to in excess of 45lbs.

Two Islands Lake - Excavated in 2011, a match and pleasure lake extending to 2.41 acres, with 34 pegs and an average depth of 13ft.

Horseshoe Lake - Excavated in 2011, extending to 1.04 acres, with 22 pegs and an average depth of 9ft. Match record over 200lbs.

Kingfisher Pool - Excavated in 2011, a match and pleasure pool extending to 0.66 acres, with 16 pegs and average depth of 9ft.

Wagtail Pool - Excavated in 2015, a match lake extending to 1.78 acres, with 24 pegs and average depth of 9ft. Match record now stands at over 200lbs with multiple bags per match often exceeding 100lbs.

Phoenix Pool - Excavated in 2015, extending to 2.24 acres, with 34 pegs and an average depth of 8ft.

Captain Tom's - Excavated in 2015, extending to 0.25 acres, with 15 pegs and an average depth of 7-8 ft. A canal shape lake, match record of 190lbs.

Kestrel Lake - Excavated in 2021, extending to 2.84 acres, with 13 swims and an average depth of 11ft. A deep L shaped lake with carp to in excess of 40lbs.

Nightingale - Excavated in 2022, extending to 0.25 acres, with 15 pegs and an average depth of 7-8 ft. A canal shape lake with a width of 16-18m.

The lakes benefit from a recently installed (2022) diffuser style aeration system powered by the renewable energy generated on site.

Fish Stock
The match lakes have benefited from regular stockings from recognised suppliers, with fish at a few inches in size up to fish weighing in excess of 30lbs. This is in addition to thousands of fish bred and grown on site. The specimen lakes, including Lapwing and Kestrel have significant stock of carp (up to 50lbs) and catfish to 65lbs+.

FFF Retail
The fishery benefits from an onsite tackle shop, recently extended in 2021. The current owners built an online tackle business was established through various online retailers, including Amazon and Ebay.

Renewable Energy
In 2008 the owners took the forward thinking step of creating their own off-grid renewable energy. Powered by 40 kw of Solar panels and a 20-kw wind turbine. This powers a 70kw grid, utilising 7 x 10kw Victron Inverters. A bank of 9 multi voltage charge batteries, powered by a 45kva diesel generator when required.

A 48-volt 2,500-amp hour battery bank consisting of 24 x 2-volt DC wet cell batteries, which store power generated during the day via solar and wind, discharging during the night to run the whole site. The whole system is computer controlled. The site benefits from a Feed in Tariff generating £26,000p.a. with 14 yrs remaining. (Tax free and linked to inflation annually).

The Business
Income is generated by a combination of ticket sales and tackle shop revenue. Match bookings are 100% full for 2022 and 80% full for 2023. For the Yr ending April 2023, the business is forecasted to turnover in excess of £500,000. A detailed breakdown of income and expenditure is available to interested parties, after viewing.

Development Potential
The site has space for further expansion of the fishery and retail businesses. Mains electricity connection available.

Buildings
The fishery has the benefit of a tackle shop retail building (180m2), tackle warehouse and equipment store (360m2). A timber built clubhouse extending to 84m2 on a concrete pad (finished in 2021). Male and female toilet/shower block (6m x 4m).

Planning
The site has planning permission for current uses as a mixed use leisure site. A building plot with planning permission on land retained by the vendors is available by separate negotiation.

Equipment
A full list of fishery equipment included within the sale is available upon request.

Energy Performance Rating
EPC - A (Retail Building)

Websites
The fishery and shop websites are hosted on a dedicated cloud server offering high speed consumer access. The sale includes all online infrastructure for the fishery and shop.

Fishery: floatfishfarm.co.uk
Shop: floatfishfarmshop.co.uk
Facebook: Float Fish Farm and Fishery, Peterborough

Services
Mains water and Private drainage.

Features

  • Leading commercial fishing complex extending to 35.9 acres
  • 9 fishing Lakes with approximately 200 pegs
  • Onsite tackle shop with scope for online sales
  • Wind and solar renewable energy infrastructure

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