Restocking The River Irwell December 2018

Great news for anglers today – The our local Environment Agency Fisheries Team have restocked the River Irwell with 7,000 Barbel Chub and Dace.

4,000 fish were stocked at Littleton Road playing fields in Salford, and another 3,000 further upstream in Radcliffe and Bury.

This restocking is a continuation of the Environment Agencies support for The Irwell which sadly seems to suffer from more pollution incidents than most – and whose fish stocks need a regular boost.

I could waffle on for ever – but these pictures and videos tell a far more eloquent story than I can.

Enjoy the fishing!

Barbel Restocking Irwell

A fab Xmas present for Irwell Anglers from the Environment Agency

Restocking Chub Irwell

Restocking Chub

Irwell Barbel Restocking

Irwell Barbel – no longer as rare as hens teeth!

Environment Agency Fisheries

Many Thanks To The Environment Agency Fisheries Team

Paid For Via Your Rod Licence

Paid For Via Your Rod Licence – make sure you buy one !!

 

Restocking Drinkwater Park Lake And Agecroft Pond

We are delighted to share with you the videos and photos from today’s’ restocking of Drinkwater Park Lake and Agecroft Pond by the Environment Agencies Fisheries Team.

These two lakes are extremely popular with young anglers from the local housing estates, and todays restocking will ensure their popularity for years to come.

We had no idea that these fish were on the way to our lakes until Monday — with the fish arriving today Friday… a great Christmas present from the EA. We were initially informed that the EA had a few hundred fish to help our existing restocking efforts on these lakes, and were gobsmacked when they turned up this morning with 7,500 fish of the highest quality.

A mixture of Tench, Rudd, Bream and Roach – the fish which are only a year old have already reached a good size… helped by this years long hot summer.

We are continuing our fundraising efforts – to enable us to add a few new carp to these lakes to help stir up the bottom, which we hope will hinder blanket weed growth which has plagued the lakes in recent years, and also to colour the gin clear water as a deterrent to predation from above.

Take a look at these videos and pictures below

Salford Friendly work very hard to improve fishing in Greater Manchester – if you would like to know what makes us buzz – take a look at these two pages “Awesome Fishing In Greater Manchester” and “Family Fishing With David and Emily

young bream from the EA National Fish Farm

Wonderful young bream from the EA National Fish Farm

young tench from the EA National Fish Farm

Young Tench

Restocking Agecroft Pond

Restocking Drinkwater Park Lake

EA Restocking

EA Restocking

Please enjoy the fishing, respect other park users, and take your litter home with you

Again – Many thanks to the Environment Agency Fisheries Team and the National Fish Farm at Calverton – you have made a lot of young anglers (and old uns) very happy indeed.

Many Thanks To Monton Tackle

Many thanks to Mike Donigan the owner of Monton Tackle shop who has generously donated some fab bits of tackle to be used as raffle prizes at future club meetings. The money raised from these raffles will be put towards our clubs restocking fund. We have ambitious plans for 2019 and need all the ££ we can get.

Monton Tackle

Many Thanks To Monton Tackle for supporting our restocking fund

It’s sad to see so many angling shops closing their doors – so it’s important that we support the ones that are still left. If the tackle shops go – where will we buy our fresh bait from? where will be able to drink free tea, lurk, and avoid our loved ones ?

Monton Tackle also have an Ebay Shop, and a great website – check it out here 

Salford Friendly are keen to support all our local shops,,, and we have compiled a list here on our website here – please think when spending on tackle – and try to shop local whenever you can.