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REDMIRE: The new owners speak

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REDMIRE: The new owners speak

The new owners of Redmire Pool have spoken of their desire to see carp fishing continue on the famous pool.

The Bernithan Court estate, within which the record-breaking lake sits, was sold by the Richardson family last week and the new owners will move in in August.

The change of ownership had cast doubt on the future of fishing at Redmire – which was only recently renovated and is fully booked to anglers into 2020 – but the new owners have allayed any short-term fears.

In a statement released today [May 31], the anonymous buyers said: “We wish to reassure all those who have managed to secure bookings for the 2019/20 season that they will of course be honoured”.

The statement in full reads: “We are delighted to start a new chapter in the life of Bernithan Court and, just as importantly, Redmire Pool.

“As a keen sporting family, we are very appreciative of the unique history that Redmire enjoys and the special chapter it holds in the story of carp fishing, providing a mystery so rare in modern life, and a link to the past that is relevant not only to carp anglers in the UK but further afield too.

Redmire Pool earlier this year

Redmire Pool earlier this year

“We have all, as the new owners and as fishermen alike, benefited from the keen stewardship of the Richardson family.

“Their decision to undertake in the last stage of their ownership a comprehensive restoration programme to ensure a bright future for Redmire speaks to their desire to see the story of Redmire continue.

“We absolutely share that desire.

Tim Hills with a Redmire mirror caught from the Dam Wall

Tim Hills with a Redmire mirror caught from the Dam Wall

“Les Bamford deserves an enormous amount of credit for his management of Redmire over many years.

“We are also very grateful for the expertise and commitment of Mark Walsingham in overseeing the restoration, and for the very important contribution and effort put in by so many people who care so much for Redmire.

“We all look forward to watching the surrounding land settle back this spring and all that hard work in the water bear fruit.

“Our family will move to Bernithan in mid-August. It is our sincere hope that Les Bamford will continue to play a vital role in the ongoing management of Redmire, and we wish to reassure all those who have managed to secure bookings for the 2019/20 season that they will of course be honoured.

“We look forward to meeting you on the bank soon.”