Carpe Moolah

The British began buying up real estate in the 1880s to lock in fishing rights, and it’s not a stretch of the imagination to see the same sequence of events repeating themselves in the U.S., where privatization of fishing water is just now becoming the rage. Our advice, cut to the quick, jump ahead of the curve, and start breeding giant carp. “You can set up a specialist water with big carp, where anglers will typically pay £30 a day or more to fish, or sell larger specimens to another water. A 30lb carp these days is worth around £2,000; a 40-pounder more than double that. A50-pounder is probably the sort of thing to put on eBay with a £10,000 starting price.” Keith Elliott in the U.K. Independent.

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