Bright future for free fishery
AN exciting project is underway in West Bromwich’s Dartmouth Park, West Midlands, as 2,000 roach, 200 tench, 1,000 rudd and 300 bream have been stocked to rejuvenate the pool.
Project manager Darin Alberry, fisheries technical officer at the EA, explained: “Dartmouth Park was brought to the attention of the EA by Friends of Dartmouth Park, who wanted to create a free fishing amenity with an offer of fishing tuition and a tackle loan programme, allowing access to fishing to the underprivileged youth in the area.
“After an initial advisory visit by me, floating fish refuges were installed to create some habitat, and also to provide some cover from avian predators. Fisheries officers helped to build the first refuge.
“Additionally, Friends of Dartmouth have been working with the Angling Trust towards acquiring their fishing coaching badges.
“They have also purchased over £1,000 of tackle to be loaned out.”
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Part of a major study, the River Severn, at Coalport has had a fresh stock of barbel. Pictured here are Rowley & District AS club officials at the EA’s productive Calverton Fish Farm.
Dartmouth Park has benefited from restocking.