About Us

Parsons Pools Fisheries (previously Fair Fisheries) was established in the early 90’s by partners Will & Rosie Fair.   Combining Will’s farming background, knowledge of fish and enthusiasm with Rosie’s experience as a marine biologist with the Environment Agency, they started with only a few rearing pools and a limited number of species. Over the years this has developed to the stage where they have 16 rearing pools all of which are fed by underground spring water, a hatchery and the skill and experience in spawning 12 different species of coarse fish.  The fish farm is based near Market Drayton, Shropshire and supplies fish all over the country restocking  fisheries, club and private waters.

The purpose built hatchery on-site is used to  spawn a wide range of coarse fish species, mirror & common carp, green tench, crucian carp, chub, bream etc. All the  brood stock are kept on-site in order to minimise any risk of disease.

Biosecurity is of primary concern and there are strict policies and practises in place based on CEFAS (DEFRA) guidelines.  Prior to any fish movement and sale health certificates are obtained as required by Environment Agency legislation.  This involves a sample of fish sent to a registered Fish health Consultant who undertakes a routine health check.  In addition to this parsons Pools Fisheries regularly monitors their own fish populations for parasites as good practise.  There are also regular visits by CEFAS (at least twice/three times a year) and on occasion provide a sample for analysis for viral diseases.

There is a small dedicated experienced team of staff who have years of experience in fish handling and fish movement.