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Fishermen warn over neglected pools

Posted 7 July 2010
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Fishermen warn over neglected pools
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Anglers will be unable to take their fishing equipment to the pools in Lymedale Business Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme unless the local authority takes steps to maintain them.

Members of Milehouse Angling Club told that a £50,000 investment will be wasted unless the pools are cleared up, as there will be no fish to catch.

The anglers claim that since Staffordshire County Council insisted on being in charge of the upkeep of the ponds, a brook which feeds them has become blocked which has caused the water levels to drop.

Trevor Quick, chairman of the club, told the news provider that sand which was dumped in the brook around Christmas time is responsible for the situation.

"Last week I pulled eight dead carp out of the water that had stranded themselves in a shallow lagoon created by the sand bank. I have pulled motorbikes and all sorts of rubbish out of the pools recently," he said.

Anglers in the Lake District were recently given some good news when it was revealed that landscape body Bassenthwaite Reflections has created a 100-metre safe channel linked to the River Greta in a bid to boost Atlantic salmon populations.

Posted by Dan Mirza