Korda boss Danny Fairbrass has told Angling Times his dream of creating the best tench water in the country is close to reality after purchasing a six-lake, day-ticket carp and coarse complex at Norton Disney, Lincs.
The Essex businessman is well known in carp circles for creating the not-for-profit Embryo Angling Habitats to help secure carp lakes from predators – now he wants to do the same for coarse anglers.
In December 2018, Embryo bought the six-lake site in Lincolnshire for more than £1.2m and will now transform the unfished former gravel pits into a series of day-ticket carp lakes holding fish to 40lb – but in a double delight for coarse and specimen anglers, a big-tench water will be included too.
Three of the carp lakes are due to open in September, but Danny has his heart set on opening the coarse water soon after.
He told Angling Times: “Embryo will be five years old in July and from the start I’d wanted to do something for coarse anglers – but it just hadn’t presented itself.”
When the time comes, tench into double figures will be stocked into this lake from Embryo’s existing carp waters across the country.
“Provided they pass a health check, we will take the tench out of all our other syndicate waters, where they’re not fished for and not appreciated, and put them in here,” Danny added.
“I don’t think there’ll be anywhere else in the country where you can go and fish for tench like that.”
Alongside Danny’s vision for the new venue to become a popular carp and coarse fishery, he also says that he wants it to be a place where visitors can improve their angling skills: “We want everybody to have a chance of a bite here,” he said.
“On some day-ticket venues an experienced angler can turn up, look at some swims and think ‘those poor buggers are going to blank’.
“I don’t want that – the staff are going to be coaches, not just bailiffs. I want anglers to go away thinking ‘I’ve had a few bites and left a better angler, and no-one has cast into my swim’.
“If that takes us longer to turn a profit then so be it.”
To read the full exclusive interview with Danny Fairbrass concerning Embryo’s brand new day-ticket site at Norton Disney, visit www.carpfeed.com
Here you can watch Korda’s Norton Disney YouTube video and find out how you can apply for a position to work at the new six-lake complex.