Richmond anglers to share
purpose-made fishery in ground-breaking deal
delighted to advise members that
Thornaby Angling Association (TAA), which
15 years ago began development of the purpose-made Mill
Farm Fishery on farm land at Gilling West, has agreed to
Richmond & District Angling Society (R&DAS) sharing the
facility on an annual basis.
TAA has invested significantly to
establish Cow Pasture Lake and Mill Lake, which cover
approximately five acres, as a well-stocked fishery
catering both for coarse and trout anglers.
In the most recent stocking programme
bream, tench, roach, barbel, crucian and assorted carp
were added to Cow Pasture Lake, which is exclusively
coarse fishing. As well as holding coarse species,
substantial numbers of rainbow trout of mixed sizes are
introduced annually to Mill Lake.
“We are delighted to welcome angling
colleagues from R&DAS to share the great fishing at Mill
Farm Fishery,” commented Gordon Angel, Chairman of TAA.
“The lakes have the capacity to be fished by more
anglers and when we were approached by R&DAS both clubs
recognized the potential of a shared arrangement being
to their mutual benefit.”
R&DAS annual permit holders will be
eligible to fish at Mill Farm on receipt of their
2016/17 permits. Purchasers of R&DAS day and week
tickets will not have access to the fishery.
“We are really looking forward to R&DAS
members using the fishery,” Richard Almond, Chairman of
“The new arrangement extends the
stillwater fishing opportunity we are able to offer
members. Our current stillwater, which we will cease
leasing in mid-April, was confined to coarse anglers
whereas Mill Farm Fishery also offers an opportunity to
those who enjoy catching trout, including a period
reserved for fly fishing.”
“TAA were very open to our approach and
we look forward to sharing fishing experiences with
fellow anglers on the bankside.”