Full steam ahead for your own Yorkshire carp water

A lake formerly used in the maintenance of steam trains on the Leeds to York railway line was transformed into a small fishery after coal engines were phased out and is now for sale for £100,000.

Set among some of the most beautiful scenery in North Yorkshire almost equi-distant between Harrogate and Knaresborough, Kingsley Carp Water was originally owned by Great Western Railways but is now operated by a small private fishing syndicate.



The mature lake, reed fringed and with plenty of marginal vegetation including lily pads and willow trees, covers approximately 1.3 acres of the 2.9 acre plot on offer.

Fenn Wright Partner, Martin Freeman said:

It has an average depth of around 4ft 6ins, is surrounded by a security fence on three sides, and has a good-sized car park. There are around 20 pegs on its periphery.

The lake is stocked with carp to around 15lbs weight, and set in such outstanding surroundings is an ideal buy for a private fisherman for his own use or a small syndicate.


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