Bright fu­ture for free fish­ery

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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.”

the Moon is in ad­ven­ture-lov­ing Sagit­tar­ius – great for find­ing new places, but it’s a clumsy one, so watch your step!

THU: For­tu­nate, ex­pan­sive Jupiter joins the Moon in Sagit­tar­ius – some­thing re­ally big is on the cards!

FRI: the Moon is in tra­di­tional, hard­work­ing Capri­corn now, sug­gest­ing you stick to places that you know.

SAT: som­bre Saturn gets in on the pic­ture – prob­a­bly not the most ex­cit­ing day on the bank, so take a four-legged friend or a ra­dio for com­pany.

SUN: it’s a new Moon in Capri­corn – best for a slow but steady ap­proach. Any­thing too fickle or fid­gety will scare off the pondlife.

MON: a lively Aquar­ius Moon shakes things up be­neath the water. With a lit­tle help from com­pet­i­tive Mars, this looks like a bril­liant day for a per­sonal best!

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.

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