Famous French venue up for sale


Les Lacs du Verger, formerly known as the Willow and Orchard Lakes which was operated by Jeff Powell, the founder of JRC, and his wife, Lisa, is a well-established and very popular fishery set in the Champagne region in north east France, near to the market town of Vitry le Francois, and just 3½ hours from Calais.

The current owner, Marcus Wetzl, is selling the business, which is registered in both England and France, as a whole. This will permit the buyer to inherit a turnkey operation that includes a 3-berth mobile home, a quad bike and trailers, ride-on mower, a Ford Mondeo estate car and even a substantial quantity of fishing tackle that would be available for hire.

The business currently generates between £60-70,000 per annum and is fully booked for the 2019 season, with 75% of 2020’s vacancies already taken too. The property, assets, fish stocks and goodwill of the business have been valued at £400,000.

Please contact Marcus via email: Marcus@champagnecarping.com

Mick Clifford