The outgoing owners of Redmire Pool have bid an emotional farewell to the famous carp lake in a statement released today [July 30].
Michael, Ricky and Kim Richardson, plus Simon Bailey, the owners who will leave Bernithan Court on the Welsh border next month said the venue is in “excellent hands” for the future.
The 120-acre estate was put on the market with a guide price of £3.25m in March and sold in May. The new owners, who wish to remain anonymous, have already said fishing bookings will be honoured for 2019 and 2020.
Today’s statement from the outgoing family reads: “As we hand over the custodianship of Redmire Pool to new owners we would like to pay tribute and give thanks to all those who have contributed to Redmire over the years in which we have owned the lake.
“So much goodwill and help has been forthcoming from the carp-fishing community that it would be impossible to mention everyone by name.
“But we would like to mention, with thanks, the following: the memory of the late Tom Mintram and his fellow syndicate members who fished the lake in the early years of our custodianship; the redoubtable Les Bamford, who has managed Redmire since 1988, and those who have served – or who are serving – as bailiffs or assistant bailiffs: Peter Overend Watts, Robert Fox, Martin Mumby, Stjohn Milinczuk, Adam Fisher, Paul Salmon, Ian Evans, Ollie Seaborn and Tony Protheroe.
“Finally, the major restoration project undertaken over last winter would not have been possible without the expert and dedicated project-management skills and sheer hard work of Mark Walsingham and his team.
“We leave Redmire in excellent hands and are delighted to learn that the new owners are keen to be involved in the fishing as we have been and keep this special jewel among fishing lakes going far into the future.