In 1926 the then general director of Thyssen built the Fischgut Bräke in the scenic Grünertal valley in Iserlohn. The plant was used for the reproduction and rearing of salmonids. The fish farm flourished until the 1950s. As a result of several sales and changes of tenants it became calmer around the fish farm.

Lothar Primus, born on 01.12.1965 in Iserlohn is a trained fish farmer. In 1987 he took over a partially abandoned fish farm in Iserlohn. In the first years, the main task was the reconstruction of the pond facilities for the production of salmonids and the direct marketing with smokehouse. In 1991 a branch for the production of edible fish was leased in Hövelhof. To increase production and successively expand his product range, he began breeding salmon and the first sturgeon production in 1993. After very good successes in the breeding of some sturgeon species, the breeding was extended to ornamental fish, especially to koi carp.

The success made the conversion into one of the most modern recirculation systems necessary in 1997. This conversion was completed in 2002 with a functioning plant for the production of sturgeon. In 2003, the Iserlohn location was expanded by the construction of a new presentation hall focusing on koi carp. In 2005, the expansion of sturgeon production necessitated the construction of a further recirculation plant with a volume of 1 million litres of water. The plant was commissioned in 2006. At the same time, work began in 2006 on expanding the aquaculture plant construction business area, in particular the recirculation systems. With the opening of a fish restaurant in 2007, under the management of Marion Primus, with an associated fish delicatessen department, he completed his marketing concept, from production to the end consumer.


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In der Bräke 8
D-58644 Iserlohn

Phone & E-Mail

+49 (0) 2371 – 510 43

Opening hours

Monday - Tuesday: day of rest
Wednesday - Thursday: 13:30 - 18:00 o'clock
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00 o'clock
Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00 o'clock

Of course, you can also pick up orders outside opening hours by telephone arrangement.