Messingham Sands Fishery is a renowned commercial coarse fishery situated in North Lincolnshire extending to approximately 56 acres (22.7 ha).
The property is extremely well located with easy access to the motorway network via Junction 3 of the M180, Lincoln 25 miles, Doncaster 34 miles, Leeds 58 miles.
Messingham Sands Fishery has been an established commercial coarse fishery for over 30 years, originally concentrating on match and pleasure fishing. During the last 10 years there has been a greater emphasis on specimen cat fish and carp fishing.
The property has the benefit of 8 coarse fishing lakes, a facilities building, extensive car parking and planning permission for a three bedroom detached dwelling.
Match Only Lakes
The Swan Pond (Site Plan No. 3)
Extending to 6.6 acres (2.7 ha) with a maximum depth of 13 feet and 38 pegs. This water is heavily stocked with predominantly carp and the lake record stands at 391lbs.
The Little Swan (Site Plan No. 2)
Extending to 1.7 acres (0.7 ha) with a maximum depth of 7 feet and 20 pegs. The lake is stocked with mixed coarse fish species.
Islands Lake (Site Plan No. 7)
Extending to 9.0 acres (3.8 ha) with a maximum depth of 8 feet and 65 pegs. The lake is heavily stocked with carp up to 17lbs, green tench, golden tench, bream, roach, chub, perch and crucian carp. This lake regularly produces bags of over 200lbs and is managed as a match lake.
Season Ticket Lakes
Lenny's Lake (Site Plan No. 6)
Extending to 6.5 acres (2.6 ha) with a maximum depth of 6 feet and 25 pegs. Stocked with catfish to over 50lbs, carp up to 30lbs, tench, chub, perch, roach and bream.
Ralph's Pool (Site Plan No. 8)
Extending to 3.5 acres (1.4 ha) with a maximum depth of 5 feet and 20 pegs. The lake is stocked with carp up to 20 lbs and catfish to 48lbs.
Day Ticket Lakes
Oak Tree Pond (Site Plan No. 1)
Extending to 3.2 acres (1.3 ha) with a maximum depth of 9 feet and 49 pegs. The lake is heavily stocked with carp, bream, rudd, roach, crucian carp, hybrids and perch and is managed as a day ticket water.
The North Lake (Site Plan No. 4)
Extending to 1.1 acres (0.5 ha) with a maximum depth of 13 feet and 20 pegs. The lake is stocked with carp up to 25lbs, catfish to 48lbs plus, roach, rudd, bream, perch and chub.
The South Lake (Site Plan No. 5)
Extending to 2.0 acres (0.8 ha) with a maximum depth of 12 feet and 25 pegs. The lake is stocked with carp, catfish, bream, roach, rudd and perch.
A purpose built facilities building was constructed in 2009 providing toilets, hatchery room, storage room and a reception area for bait and ticket sales.
The income is generated from the sale of day tickets, open matches, club bookings, season tickets and the sale of bait.
Messingham Sands Fishery turned over £193,525 for the year ending 5th April 2020.
Facilities Building Rateable Value £5,500
Rates payable 2020/21 £0 (the business currently qualifies for small business rate relief).
Mains water, three phase electricity and private drainage.
Planning permission was granted by North Lincolnshire Council on the 13th February 2020 to erect a dwelling and two stock ponds.
The approved plans were based on the Prestige
and Homeseeker design 'The Hampton', a single storey lodge style building measuring 45 feet x 22 feet providing the following accommodation.
Kitchen, Dining Area, Lounge, Bathroom, Bedroom 1 with En-suite, Shower Room, Bedroom 2.
The site of the proposed dwelling is adjacent and south of the existing facilities building.
A pre-application was submitted to North Lincolnshire Council for partial infill of lakes using material from onsite bund and development of 9 static caravans/lodges.
The Council confirm the proposal will be acceptable in principle.
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.
Fixtures, Fittings and Stock
The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks within the lakes. 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. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.
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North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30 - 40 High Street
North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL
Phone: 01724 297000
Particulars prepared:June 2020
Guide Price: Offers in excess of £900,000
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