Cob House Fisheries, based in Worcestershire, has been granted planning permission for its educational building, café and tackle shop with work commencing in February.

Cob House Fisheries has been a successful fish farm for over 20 years. The well established hatchery continues to expand with the addition of Barbel, Chub and Bream planned for the spring of 2009 adding to the production of Carp, Tench, Crucians, Ghost Carp and Koi at Cob House Fish Farm.  These are delivered all over the UK.  In June 2008 the Fishery side of the business opened and has quickly become known for its excellent match weights and beautiful surroundings.  The granted planning permission will significantly impact all parts of the business.

“This is a wonderful outcome which will be of great benefit to the local community and surrounding areas.  We have been working over the last 12 month with various government bodies to ensure that we can provide excellent facilities on site for everyone,” commented Helen Taylor, Partner.  “We will offer an educational centre for schools, a café, meeting rooms and tackle shop. The building will have facilities for the disabled visitor including changing areas.” 

Cob House has been working with the Environment Agency and the British Disabled Angling Association and work will shortly commence for 633 metres of disabled accessible pathways at the fishery.  Two new pools will open this year to complement the 7 already existing: Wyatts Pool will be fully disabled accessible with every one of the 30 pegs suitable for wheelchair access; Chestnut Pool will offer outstanding fly fishing for trout.  “There will also be new platforms for teaching facilities on the existing Laurel Pool and disabled platforms installed on Jade’s Island a beautiful Victorian pool.  Along with the new building, butterfly meadows and the planned addition of archery later in the year, 2009 will be a year of growth and employment opportunities at Cob House with up to 17 new staff required in these troubled times” added Robert Taylor, Partner.