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Meet the team behind TC Fisheries

TC Fisheries started out as Near Gatten Fishery, Shropshire’s Premier day ticket carp water.

After creating possibly one of the finest specimen carp waters in the country that has been admired by all who have fished it it was quite clear that its success couldn’t stop there.

After many months searching we had finally found the answer, nestled away in some truly amazing settings next to a old disused railway we had discovered a real gem of a lake which we were quick to name The Lines.

Terry Collis


Terry is the founder of TC Fisheries and has a passion for fishery development, he has a vast knowledge of fishery management and wildlife conservation and is always on hand to assist.

Martin Goonan


Martin is the bailif at Near Gatten and has more than 20 years experience in carp fishing, he is on site and is worth listerning to as he knows the lake like the back of his hand as he was involved heavily in the development of the fishery.


As Near Gatten is an exclusive day ticket water we didn’t want to go down the road as many fisheries in Shropshire do and become a syndicate water as we feel that everyone deserves a chance to fish for some of the best looking carp in the finest of settings without the burden of a costly year’s membership, but to take TC fisheries to another level we needed to come up with something that would rival Near Gatten’s high standards.

Although Near Gatten has been an instant success our regular customers have tried to talk us into making it a syndicate water, but as it was developed as a day ticket water the decision was made to keep it a day ticket water but at the same time we didn’t want to ignore what our clients want.