Future of top specimen waters in doubt following announcement.
The future of some of the country’s most famous specimen waters could hang in the balance, following the news that the largest commercial angling organisation in the UK has been put up for sale.
Cemex Fisheries runs nearly 70 different stillwater and 20 river venues around the south of the country, including such famous waters as Horton Church Lake, the Roach Pit and Yately Carpark Lake. However a statement from Cemex UK operations today has revealed that the Cemex Angling arm of the operation is being put up for sale.
As statement released by the management of the company read about the situation read: ‘A difficult decision has been made to put CEMEX Angling up for sale. As part of the regular and on-going business reviews, we have decided that Angling is not core to our operations and in the current economic climate we have limited resources and capital to develop the business in the future. We will be honouring existing tickets sold and will be selling tickets for this season only.’ The news follows a number of years of uncertainty for Cemex Angling, including the leaving of two fishery managers over the past two years, Mick Barnes in 2010 and then his replacement Roo Newby in 2011.
The announcement however, will still come as a huge shock to thousands of anglers who fish the many Cemex venues, with many now fearing that access to some of the best big fish waters could be lost forever.