UPDATE 31/5/19: NEW OWNERS SPEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME. READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
UPDATE 27/5/19: FISHING RIGHTS SAFE FOR NOW, READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
The most famous carp lake in the land has been sold.
Redmire Pool, which sits on the Bernithan Court estate on the Welsh border, had been on the market since March and contracts were exchanged yesterday [Friday 24/5].
Offered with a guide price of £3.25m, interest in the property was strong from the start, with 15 viewings in the first 10 days.
The 120-acre estate includes a nine-bedroom Grade II* listed house, two semi-detached cottages, two barns and a tennis court.
According to the particulars, fishing was said to bring in approximately £40,000 per year.
Carp anglers are currently booked to fish the recently revamped pool from June 16, with all slots filled for 2019.
Whether these bookings will be honoured by the new owner remains to be seen.
Asked by Carpfeed this morning [Sat 25/5] whether he knew what would happen to the fishing, Mark Walsingham, who led the extensive de-silting operation, said: “The short answer is no, but I am working there tomorrow.
“The estate has sold.”
The Ludlow branch of estate agents Strutt & Parker confirmed the sale to Carpfeed this morning, stating the buyer and seller exchanged contracts yesterday.
This story will be updated as more information comes to light.