About Lower Berryfield Fisheries
At Lower Berryfield Fisheries we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality carp and ornamental fish.
Arthur Phillips and Ross Jelfs refurbished the hatchery and fishery in 2003, the hatchery and fishery having been originally established in 1952. After spending four years studying at Sparsholt College, Ross was working on a salmonid farm whilst producing coarse fish in his spare time. He then teamed up with Arthur and they set about redeveloping the site, which today is known as Lower Berryfield Fisheries.
Recently Keith Arthur from Tight Lines paid us a visit. Firstly, Ross showed him how the fish are produced in our hatchery and how they are selected for future development. Arthur Phillips then decribed the vision he has for the business both now and into the future.
Since 2005 the site has changed dramatically and now consists of hatcheries, re-circ buildings and mud ponds which are currently able to produce over 100,000 one summer fish a year.
The farm is a C.E.F.A.S registered site and the fish are regularly inspected and tested for S.V.C (Spring Virema of Carp) and KHV (Koi Herpes Virus).
Strict bio-security measures are always employed on the farm with no carp ever coming onto the site, our original fish have been here since 1952 thanks to Donald Leney.