UPDATE 31/5/19: NEW OWNERS SPEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME
Carp fishing will remain in place at Redmire Pool for most of the summer, and possibly beyond, despite the sale of the estate.
As we reported on Saturday, the £3.25m Bernithan Court estate, in which the famous lake sits, was sold last week.
Outgoing owners the Richardsons exchanged contracts with the new owners on Friday, but we can now reveal the completion date is set for mid-August, meaning there will be at least two months of guaranteed fishing at the Herefordshire venue.
The first anglers to fish the three-acre pool since a major renovation took place will cast out on June 16 and the sale of the house and grounds will not be completed until August 16.
What happens after that is less certain, but Les Bamford, who lives on the estate and runs the fishing, is confident the new owners won’t look to pull the plug on angling.
Speaking to Carpfeed this afternoon [Monday 27/5], Les said: “Until August 16, the Richardson family will still own it and nothing will change.”
Les met the new owners during a viewing of the estate and showed them around Redmire Pool, which is fully booked for anglers in 2019.
He added: “The vibes I get are that certainly this season nothing will change.
“Redmire is the main income on the estate. There is one field that’s arable and farmed, and the other fields are just grazing. Redmire has always been a massive part of the estate’s income.”
According to the sales particulars, fishing at Redmire brings in about £40,000 a year.