A food and tackle shop is to open at Britain’s busiest day-ticket fishery.
Work has begun on the single-storey building at Linear Fisheries in Oxfordshire. It will sit close to the existing main office between St John’s and Manor Farm lakes.
Fishery manager Chris Blunt told Carpfeed it should be operational by early next summer and will stock food as well as tackle.
He said: “We are hopeful that the shop will be ready for opening by late spring, early summer 2019.
“The shop itself will be 230sqM and will be situated next to our main fishery office, overlooking the banks of Manor Farm Lake.
“As it stands, we plan to have the shop open seven days a week and stock a vast range of tackle and bait. We will complement this with a food provisions section within the shop, where you will be able to get your bread, milk, sausages and those sort of items.
“Everyone involved with the fishery is really excited about the project and we are all looking forward to seeing Linear Tackle and Bait open in 2019.”
Planning permission was granted on October 2 and work to clear the area began this week. According to the planning application, the building will be “constructed of timber cladding and [will] have a composite panel roof” and “would also include toilets and utilise the existing parking area”.