How does Embryo do this?

The Embryo Story

Embryo has two main objectives;

Firstly, to buy and lease our own fisheries. Our venues are run as affordable fisheries with local anglers in mind, with a focus on helping young anglers access the many benefits that angling can offer. Any profits made from venues will be re-invested into the next project.

Secondly, we help others protect their lakes from the increasing threat of otter predation. We have fenced numerous lakes since 2015. As well as using our own funds to fence lakes, we also offer a cut price fencing service and can supply fencing materials at a low cost. This is a viable long term project where the maximum amount of angling clubs and syndicates can benefit from the services.

Embryo is focused on the future of the sport. We have a close relationship with numerous stakeholders and work with these (and independently) to look at alternative methods of predation prevention.

The story (so far) in numbers


Lakes open

As of Summer 2023, Embryo has 20 different syndicate venues open as fisheries spanning from Yorkshire to Surrey, plus three exclusive booking lakes and a six lake (soon to be 8) day ticket complex in Norton Disney, Lincolnshire!


Miles of Fencing

Since 2014 we have installed over 45km of otter fencing, this equates to crossing the ‘English Channel’ twice!


Funded fences

Embryo has paid out the full amount (or the ‘lions’ share) required to fence 8 lakes at no cost and with no ties to the clubs who run the lakes.

Behind the scenes

Meet The Team

Embryo is spearheaded by a relatively small ‘full time’ team of staff. Across the team there is a huge variety of skill sets but all with an underlying passion for the project.

Embryo relies heavily on the input and work by volunteers at the lakes. All of these people: Fishery Managers, Bailiffs to members on work parties have helped to create the successful lakes and operations we run today.


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