A tale of two fish­eries – guess which is thriv­ing

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

I FISH two com­mer­cials reg­u­larly and the dif­fer­ence in men­tal­ity be­tween the two own­ers is stag­ger­ing.

One is well and truly stuck in his ways. He charges £8 a day, and no mat­ter how quiet it gets in the win­ter he re­fuses to budge on his prices. Fun­nily enough, vis­i­tor num­bers start to drop at this time of year and that’s when he starts to com­plain!

My other lo­cal is owned by a younger chap well in touch with modern-day trends. He re­duces ticket prices in win­ter, runs schemes through­out the year to try and get new faces on the com­plex and gives loyal clubs who book a cer­tain num­ber of matches each year a free event. It doesn’t take a ge­nius to guess which fish­ery is cur­rently strug­gling and which is still sell­ing a lot of tick­ets ev­ery week. Tim Mor­gan, Broms­grove

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