One of the UK’s top commercial fisheries is celebrating a £1 million revamp by offering Angling Times readers the chance to win a year’s free fishing.
Neil Grantham, owner of Garbolino Lindholme Lakes in South Yorkshire, is calling on Angling Times readers to suggest suitable names for one of three possible new waters being built at the complex as part of a bid to turn it into ‘the White Acres of the North’.
The winner, chosen by the 52-year-old, will be given free fishing for a year at the popular venue.
Neil, who has run the fishery for more than a decade, told Angling Times: “The new waters will add around 200 pegs to the complex, supplementing the 500-plus pegs we already have to make it one of the largest commercial match fisheries in the UK. I have extended the site to house the new lakes and will increase the amount of holiday lodges on the site as well as building a larger tackle shop, function room, restaurant and bar. The new lakes will be mixed in stock and aimed at match anglers, so it will be interesting to see what names people can come up with,” he said.
Neil believes the improvements, which could also feature the building of tennis courts and a football pitch, are required to deal with the ever growing demand for holiday and match style waters: “We are having our busiest year for matches with some huge opens and tournaments taking place here,” he said. “Requests for fishing and accommodation in one package has also increased, so we are currently in talks with a leading holiday home company to sponsor some events and match the likes of Parkdean at White Acres.”