It might sound too good to be true, but there’s definitely no “catch.”
For the exclusive use of a 500m stretch of the River Tyne in Northumberland for fishing is being offered for just £50,000.
While there’s no catch to the deal, there should be plenty from a fishing point of view however.
The rights are for single bank fishing on the south of the River Tyne between Stocksfield and Corbridge.
Two large ponds in a field next to the river are included.
The Tyne is famous for its early start to the fishing season. In most years the first salmon of the season will be landed on the opening day.
These spring salmon are much sought after due to their high average weight.
This part of the river does well for salmon throughout the year, and the Tyne enjoys sea trout often as early as March.
There is good trout fishing, and excellent seasonal coarse fishing in season.
The rights for 2014 are currently let out to a fishing syndicate but can be vacated at a month’s notice.
They are being sold by the North East office of H&H Land and Property.
Selling agent, Rebecca Stafford, chartered surveyor from the company’s Durham office, said: “The sale of fishing rights of this kind is extremely rare, and this is a unique opportunity.
“The Tyne has been declared by the media to be one of the country’s finest salmon rivers, and it is due to this that we are expecting a lot of interest in this sale.”
Access to the rights is from the A695, down a track at Merryshields Farm.
Viewing is by appointment only and can be arranged by contacting Rebecca.
To find out more, contact the H&H Office at Aykley Heads Business Centre, Durham DH1 5TS, phone 0191 370 8530, or email: email@example.com
A fishing stretch on the Tyne was sold for £200,000 at auction, more than treble the asking price, in 2007.
The stretch of fishing at Eltringham, near Stocksfield, was believed to be the first beat on the river to go on the market since the 1970s.
The land had been owned by the same family for more than 100 years and was put up for sale weeks before the auction at £85,000.
In 2011, shares in a syndicate which has fishing rights for a stretch of the River Tweed - a renowned salmon spot - were being offered for £825,000.
That amount stood to get the buyer one week per summer on a four mile stretch of river, near Cornhill, alongside other weeks the remainder of the year