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10.8 acres, Brooms Cross Fishery, Merseyside
For Sale - Guide Price £350,000

  • Purpose designed carp fishery
  • Established business
  • Well stocked specimen lakes
  • Water area 5.2 acres
  • Site extending to 10.8acres


The Property:

An established, purpose built coarse and specimen carp fishery in a very accessible location close to Liverpool extending to approximately 10.8 acres (4.3 ha).


The property is located at Thornton, approximately 8 miles north west of Liverpool. The M57/M58 Junction is approximately 2 miles away.
The Fishery
Brooms Cross Fishery has been developed from former agricultural land by the current owners into a very successful coarse and specimen fishery.

Owl Tree Pond:

Extending to 0.8 acres (0.3 ha) with 18 pegs and a maximum depth of 6ft.
A canal style water stocked with carp up to 10lbs, roach 1lb, bream 1lb, tench 2.5lbs, perch 3lbs, together with chub and gudgeon. Managed as a day ticket water.
The owners are currently remodelling the lake so that the western end can join up with Lower Alt Lake to provide more specimen carp fishing.

Lower Alt Lake:

Extending to 1.4 acres (0.5 ha) with 5 pegs and a maximum depth of 7ft.
A custom designed and built carp lake featuring reeds, rushes, overhanging trees, bays, shelves, slopes, bars, sunken islands, deep holes, troughs, weed and silt beds. The pegs have been positioned on one bank to provide privacy. Stocked with carp between 10 and 29lbs
With around 25-30 × 20lbs + fish, 9 of which are between 25 and 29lbs and 47 x wels catfish between 10 and 51lbs.

Upper Alt Lake:

Extending to approximately 3 acres (1.2 ha) with 12 pegs and a maximum depth of 5ft. A designed and built specimen carp lake featuring gravel patches, silt patches, sand patches, rushes, reeds, lily beds, overhanging trees, deep holes, bars, plateaus and channels. There are 12 pegs located on the central island, meaning that no-one fishes on the opposite bank.

Stocked with 70 carp.

More than half of the stock are in excess of 20lbs with around 30 fish in excess of 25lbs including a growing number of 30-35lbs carp, 13 in total at present. Perch to 4lbs.
The fishery has the benefit of a CCTV system and 24 hour on site bailiffs providing a secure fishing experience.

Car Parking:

The fishery has the benefit of a hard surface car park adjacent to the facility buildings.


Adjacent to the car park and Owl Tree Lake a single storey facilities building currently under construction, together with 4 portable cabins and a shipping container.

The Business:

The fishery is managed on a day ticket basis, however all anglers fishing Lower and Upper Alt Lakes have to be part of the Fishery Registration Scheme.

The business turned over for the year ending 2018 £49,543. Due to the business being relatively young there is further potential for it to be developed both from ticket sales and on site bait and tackle sales.


Broom Cross Fishery has a flexible pricing structure to reflect the time of year and the time booked on site. Prices range from £6 for a day ticket on Owl Tree Lake to £30 for 24 hours on Upper Alt Lake.


The fishery has the benefit of mains electricity.


Planning permission was granted on the 16th December 2010 reference number S/2010/1352: layout of a recreational fishing facility comprising six fishing ponds, a single storey administration building, storage sheds, layout of car parking spaces and landscaping.


Agents’ Notes:

Tenure & Possession:

The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock:

The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks within the lakes. Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.

Rights of Way & Easements:

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Consumer Protection Regulations:

Under the regulations, what we say or publish about a property must not be false or misleading and we must provide certain material information to enable a potential viewer or purchaser to take an informed transactional decision.


Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.

Important Notice:

Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that:

The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchaser/s and lessees should seek their own professional advice.

All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and if necessary permissions for use and occupation and their details are given in good faith and believed to be correct. Any intending purchaser/s should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

No person in the employment of Fenn Wright has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty, whether in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendors.

No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchaser/s in inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Local Authority:
Sefton Council
Magdalen House
30 Trinity Road
L20 3NJ

Photographs taken: 2018
Particulars prepared: October 2018
Guide Price: £350,000

Strictly by Appointment Through:
Fenn Wright
1 Tollgate East
Tel: 01206 216555
Contact: Tom Good
*Safety Note to Fishery Buyers*
Please ensure care is taken when viewing and walking near to lakes and areas of water. Do not walk close to the edge of waterways, and ensure children are supervised at ALL times.


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