Our Ethos

Our ethos is to provide premier course fishing across all of the waters within our portfolio, for our members to enjoy and be a part of. 

SWS Fisheries Limited was founded by co-owners Matt Craig & Aidan Setford in 2021 after being successful in the tender process for a long lease across The Larkfield Complex which originally consisted of 4 lakes.

Matt is also the owner of the fisheries sister company, SWS Countryside Limited, founded in 2009, who have built a solid reputation for an environmentally conscious approach to all aspects of land management, which get practised around the fishery portfolio.

Investing time, money and huge efforts, SWS have built a well-regarded reputation within the industry which led us to secure a further two lakes in 2023. 

To date we have stocked over 300 carp back into our waters, removed countless snags, developed new and existing swims, created car parks & trackways, the list is endless. 

October 2023 saw the first annual charity event hosted by SWS Fisheries, The Match. We partnered with a local community interest organisation called The Men’s Mind Project, who support men who suffer with mental illness/health. A superb weekend was had by all, with a fishing match, BBQ and raffle, we managed to raise just under £9,000!

We would love to hear from you if you have any links to waters which require new management.