FISHING!!! Or how to make money on your hobby.
Author: Grushetsky Evgeny
Fishing!!! This is the real hobby of real men. On the quiet passion of thousands of our compatriots - fishing - can earn not only the organizers of fishing tours. Any properly created pond can bring income to its owner.
Organized licensed fishing on a small equipped pond or lake is about 2-3 years. While this business is still at the earliest stage and much learns by trial and error. Much complicates the development of this very attractive direction of the legislative "fog" in the field of fishing. The conditions for renting natural reservoirs and creating artificial ponds are not quite clear. But, despite the obstacles, quite successful and interesting projects have been created. The success of the business confirms the opening of new ponds. As the experience of existing projects shows, the founders consider paid fishing as a business for the soul and are confident in the long-term nature of their enterprises. They do not expect quick money, but they do everything possible to ensure that their ponds are clean and full of healthy fish. Pond a dozen.
To obtain the right to conduct business in the fishing industry, first of all, a license for the use of water resources is necessary. It is not difficult to acquire a license, but it must be borne in mind that it imposes certain duties on the owner of the pond: cleaning the banks, melioration, drainage of the coastal marshes and colonization of the pond by fish. State bodies verify the observance of sanitary and ecological standards with a certain periodicity: 2-3 times a year. These visits are not limited to: bureaucratic reconciliation will take a lot of effort. "I would like, of course, to devote more time to the main, immediate business, and not to sit at the offices of officials.
There are two ways to become a private entrepreneur in this area and get a pond. The first, the most difficult, is to rent from the state an ordinary natural pond, clean it, ennoble it and fence it. The main shortcomings: high costs and lack of guarantees that the next year you will extend the contract. Rent a natural reservoir is unprofitable, as the costs of maintaining the ecosphere are comparable to the costs of creating your own artificial pond.
Thus, starting investments directly depend on the chosen option and many other parameters - whether it will be just a pond with carp, or a whole leisure infrastructure with warm cottages, summer houses. Here is a real example: The father and two sons rented a decent pond from the collective farm, ground fish and carp, three meters from the shore, poles with a "thorn" were placed along the perimeter. For one fishing rod take 2500-3000 rubles per day, for three - 6000-7000. The place, despite rather modest services, is in demand. A worries of the owners - preventive work: once in 2 years, drain water, sanitation, clean the pond, populate with fresh fish. When the "old" is discarded, the carp is sold. Money, according to the founder, is required for rent, a small house and a fish. The pond pays for itself completely, but it's a troublesome business. To organize such a "cool spot" will be enough for $ 2,000, while the net profit, if successful, could amount to about $ 15,000 per year. Usually such "simple" ponds fish carp, it's not for nothing that they were nicknamed "carpovniki". A ton of adolescent (500 g) carp costs about $ 1000, its further growth depends on the pond and fodder. In two years the carp will multiply, but this does not mean that the costs will decrease. In general, carp is considered unpretentious fish, you can feed it with all sorts of grain. However, it is thermophilic (it grows slower in the cool water and eats more) and is not as popular as the other fish.
The recoupment of the project depends on the selected area where the pond is located, not everywhere the project is implemented successfully. Most owners of small ponds do things more or less well. However, not all.
Troubles of another level are associated with the so-called maxi-variant, when a real fishing attraction is created on the basis of a reservoir (natural or artificial). A place where you can not only catch fish, but also relax your soul and body. Fish is engaged in fish-professional, and leisure organizes the servant: cooks, waiters, bath attendants.
How are the attachments distributed? In the first place is the arrangement of the pond. To the reservoir lasted more than one year, the cost of the full range of necessary works should be about 8 dollars per 1 square. m. A small pond has its advantages - it will take much less money to improve a pond, make it suitable for fish life.
The next stage is stocking. The choice of fish depends on the potential clientele and, of course, on the natural conditions and means that you are willing to invest in order to provide your basic product with good conditions for existence and reproduction.
So, the company can provide the following services: direct service to fishermen, restaurant, "stocking" of water bodies, sale of live fish with delivery to the consumer. There is even such an exotic service as watch over the float. While the client "breaks away" with his friendly company, the boy gags guarding the bites.