Planning For Fisheries

Fishing has long been a popular hobby in the UK and is now bigger than ever.  Commercial Fishing lakes can be an excellent way for farmers to diversify or for landowners to set up a viable rural business.  Fisheries are now commonly accompanied by a shop, café and holiday accommodation, all of which can all help ensure the long term success of the project.  Setting up a new fishery will usually require advice from an expert as regards to the suitableness of a site for fish and retention of water.  Some areas will require a pond to be lined with clay or plastic.  Planning applications for fisheries will involve various documents to be prepared and plans to be submitted to your local planning authority.

Case Study

Mid West Planning have worked to gain planning permission for a fishery in Nottinghamshire.  The fishery benefits from a bait and tackle shop, café, toilets and shower block and a touring caravan site.  This provides the customers with a full offering of facilities when they visit, and the opportunity for visitors to stay on the site with their caravan for club matches as well as overnight visitors.