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The Backney Fishery, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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General information

The River Wye
At around 130 miles long, the River Wye flows from the source at Plynlimon in mid Wales to the Severn estuary and is the fifth longest river in the UK. The Wye is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Historically renowned for salmon fishing, the Wye is now regarded as one of the top barbel fisheries in the country.

The Backney Fishery has been owned by one family for several generations and is one of the first fisheries on the Wye to be offered for sale as an established barbel and coarse fishery managed on a day ticket basis.

The Backney Fishery
Located approximately 2 miles upstream of Ross-on-Wye, Backney offers a stunning stretch of approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) of double bank fishing. The fishery divides into two beats (Upper and Lower) and is managed as a day ticket fishery with an online booking system.

Salmon fishing is permitted between the 15th March and the 15th June and coarse fishing from the 16th June to the 14th March.

Upper Backney
Consisting of approximately 1,050m (0.65 miles) of double bank fishing. This section of the Wye is deep and slow with numerous swims from which to target the barbel and chub, as well as the benefit of 4 salmon cribs. This part of the river also holds good numbers of pike and small numbers of large carp. Grayling, dace and roach are also present.

Lower Backney
The lower beat extends to approximately 750m (0.46 miles) of double bank fishing. At the upper end of the beat the river quickens as it slides around a big right turn. Here is "the Monument", a very popular spot for coarse fishermen which has open banks and easy access through Backney Common.

Wading is also possible for those wanting to trot and in addition to the barbel and chub, grayling, trout, dace and roach are also present. The bridge pool at the bottom end of the beat is deep and slow, but also a good spot for barbel and chub.

Access and Car Parking
Access to the Lower Backney beat is from the layby opposite the Parish Council car park at point A on the sale plan.

Access to the Upper Backney beat is over a short stretch of agricultural land (right or south side of the hedge) with an adjacent layby for car parking at point B on the sale plan.

Although the fishing is double bank access is via the right (north) bank only. Access to the south bank is currently by boat.

Catch Records
The Backney fishery is a mixed fishery, with notable specimens caught to date including; barbel to 13lbs, chub to 7lbs (numerous 5lbs+), a small number of river carp to 20lbs, pike to 30lbs, salmon to just under 30lbs.

Bylaws
Salmon fishing Season 3rd March-17th October.
Trout Fishing Season 3rd March-30th September.
Coarse (Rivers) Season 16th June-14th March.

The Business
The Backney Fishery was originally marketed through the Wye and Usk Foundation. It now has it's own website and booking system. Gross tickets sales for the year ending 2018/2019 were approx. £8,000.

Website
The website and booking system are included in the sale - backneyfisherywye.co.uk.

Agents' Notes

Tenure & Possession
The fishing rights are offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock
Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks.

Rights of Way & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Consumer Protection Regulations
Under the regulations, what we say or publish about a property must not be false or misleading and we must provide certain material information to enable a potential viewer or purchaser to take an informed transactional decision.

Measurements
Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.

Important Notice
Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that: The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchaser/s and lessees should seek their own professional advice.

All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and if necessary permissions for use and occupation and their details are given in good faith and believed to be correct. Any intending purchaser/s should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

No person in the employment of Fenn Wright has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty, whether in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendors.

No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchaser/s in inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Local Authority
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane,
Hereford,
HR4 0LE
T: 01432 260000

Particulars prepared: November 2019

Guide Price
Offers in excess of:
£150,000

Property summary

The River Wye
At around 130 miles long, the River Wye flows from the source at Plynlimon in mid Wales to the Severn estuary and is the fifth longest river in the UK. The Wye is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Historically renowned for salmon fishing, the Wye is now regarded as one of the top barbel fisheries in the country.

The Backney Fishery has been owned by one family for several generations and is one of the first fisheries on the Wye to be offered for sale as an established barbel and coarse fishery managed on a day ticket basis.

The Backney Fishery
Located approximately 2 miles upstream of Ross-on-Wye, Backney offers a stunning stretch of approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) of double bank fishing. The fishery divides into two beats (Upper and Lower) and is managed as a day ticket fishery with an online booking system.

Salmon fishing is permitted between the 15th March and the 15th June and coarse fishing from the 16th June to the 14th March.

Upper Backney
Consisting of approximately 1,050m (0.65 miles) of double bank fishing. This section of the Wye is deep and slow with numerous swims from which to target the barbel and chub, as well as the benefit of 4 salmon cribs. This part of the river also holds good numbers of pike and small numbers of large carp. Grayling, dace and roach are also present.

Lower Backney
The lower beat extends to approximately 750m (0.46 miles) of double bank fishing. At the upper end of the beat the river quickens as it slides around a big right turn. Here is "the Monument", a very popular spot for coarse fishermen which has open banks and easy access through Backney Common.

Wading is also possible for those wanting to trot and in addition to the barbel and chub, grayling, trout, dace and roach are also present. The bridge pool at the bottom end of the beat is deep and slow, but also a good spot for barbel and chub.

Access and Car Parking
Access to the Lower Backney beat is from the layby opposite the Parish Council car park at point A on the sale plan.

Access to the Upper Backney beat is over a short stretch of agricultural land (right or south side of the hedge) with an adjacent layby for car parking at point B on the sale plan.

Although the fishing is double bank access is via the right (north) bank only. Access to the south bank is currently by boat.

Catch Records
The Backney fishery is a mixed fishery, with notable specimens caught to date including; barbel to 13lbs, chub to 7lbs (numerous 5lbs+), a small number of river carp to 20lbs, pike to 30lbs, salmon to just under 30lbs.

Bylaws
Salmon fishing Season 3rd March-17th October.
Trout Fishing Season 3rd March-30th September.
Coarse (Rivers) Season 16th June-14th March.

The Business
The Backney Fishery was originally marketed through the Wye and Usk Foundation. It now has it's own website and booking system. Gross tickets sales for the year ending 2018/2019 were approx. £8,000.

Website
The website and booking system are included in the sale - backneyfisherywye.co.uk.

Agents' Notes

Tenure & Possession
The fishing rights are offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock
Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks.

Rights of Way & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Consumer Protection Regulations
Under the regulations, what we say or publish about a property must not be false or misleading and we must provide certain material information to enable a potential viewer or purchaser to take an informed transactional decision.

Measurements
Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.

Important Notice
Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that: The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchaser/s and lessees should seek their own professional advice.

All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and if necessary permissions for use and occupation and their details are given in good faith and believed to be correct. Any intending purchaser/s should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

No person in the employment of Fenn Wright has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty, whether in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendors.

No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchaser/s in inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Local Authority
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane,
Hereford,
HR4 0LE
T: 01432 260000

Particulars prepared: November 2019

Guide Price
Offers in excess of:
£150,000

Features

  • Established barbel and coarse fishery on the River Wye
  • 1.1 miles (1.8 km) of double bank fishing rights
  • Operated and managed as a day ticket fishery (via online booking system)
  • Includes the Upper and Lower Backney Beats

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