One of our club waters Agecroft Pond has been off most anglers radar for a while now. I think that might change !!
Located behind Forest Bank Prison, is a small lake tucked away, and only has half a dozen pegs.
During most of 2015, anglers were denied access to the lake as United Utilities and the Forestry Commission were conducting works nearby. A result of this work was that a new access road was constructed to take the heavy machinery needed to complete their works. Great News – a new access road.
In addition to the new access road to facilitate the construction of a new sewage pumping station, the Prison has also undertaken building works – resulting in section 106 monies (community improvement cash !) being payable to Salford Council – the conditions attached to this money was that it had to be spent near the Prison…. Now there are not that many community facilities/areas near the prison – so the money was spent on Agecroft Cemetry improvement works – and also on creating disabled fishing facilities on Agecroft Pond
These pics show the pond un-improved – and then with the new pegs. The new pegs are a bit in your face at the moment – but should a lot better with a soon to be applied tin of green hammerite paint.
So – now we have a pond with a new road, a car park, new benches and new pegs. Brilliant.
18 months ago we stocked 1000 roach into Agecroft Pond – courtesy of the Forestry Commission.
Yesterday we secured a grant from the Salford Community Volunteer Service to restock 200 small carp into the lake.
Phil Clayton played a blinder answering the questions from a committee of 9 non fishers – and we came back home last night with a cheque for £750 – which was originally fund raised by people in Salford who wanted to make community improvements in our area.
And here are our new disability friendly pegs
Now we are looking forwards to a re-stocking of carp next week – and seeing the place take off as an angling venue.
Roach Rudd Perch Pike, the odd small chub, now crucians and small mirrors …. a great place to get some peace and quiet and a few fish too