After a complete review by Spinfish of all entries for fisheries in England Directories several have been indentified as enabling for disabled anglers. There are 170 Coarse Fisheries listed.
1 Trout Fisheries, to date.
If you know of any other venues suitable for anglers with disabilities please e-mail Spinfish with details.
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The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).
Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery
A 280 acre glacial lake stocked with rainbows and brown trout. Fishing is from bank or boat, fly only in the North Basin and any method - fly, spinning, worm in the South Basin.
There is a good population of pike with a best fish of 39lb 8ozs! Fish to 20s are caught regularly on dead bait and lures. Pike fishing is restricted to the period 1st oct to 31st of March
The lake also holds roach, rudd, bream, silvers, eels and perch. Roach, perch, rudd to 3lbs and bream go to doubles. The permit does not include pike, trout caught must be returned immediately unharmed.
The fishery offers good access for disabled anglers including a boat and toilets.
Permits on site. Call 015394 36541.
Google Map Reference 54.358978 -2.984152
A Windermere and Ambleside Dist AA water consisting of 11 acres, an excellent dry fly water located at elevation with stunning view out to Morecambe Bay. Can be windy but this adds to surface activity as terrestrials get blown onto the water.
Stocked fortnightly with 2lb rainbows with some 4 to 6lb fish.
There is wheelchair access but you need to arrange this in advance by calling 07488534113.
Permits from Newby Bridge Motors.
Google Map Ref 54.247940, -2.922557
Barlow Trout and Course Fishery
4 miles from Chesterfield, is located just on the edge of the Peak District consisting of a 8 lakes. Hard paths and roads make for disabled anglers.
There 4 coarse lakes with a good variety of species including carp
3 trout lakes stocked with fish in the 1.5 to 2lb range with bigger fish in the lakes.
A carp lake, overnight fishing is allowed
There is a cafe, good parking, toilets and hard paths with flat surfaces making it accessible to disabled anglers.
Permits can be bought on site.
Located at Crowhole, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TJ.
Call 0114 2890543
Google Map Reference 53.276857 -1.497102
Fed by water from the rivers Ashop and Derwent this is a drinking water reservoir so it is pristine.With 13 miles of bank fishing there is plenty of room to explore the water. There are also 15 boats and a wheelieboat for hire.
Stocked with rainbows and blues in such a large water you never know what you might hook into. Double figure figure fish are not uncommon and fish to 20lb do happen. Think about it, an over wintered, fit fight machine on the end of a 9 or 10 ft fly rod with all that water, both wide and deep, to plumb before you get to the in the net, change from fishing for stockies eh?
I mentioned a wheelieboat but at Ladybower they go a step further. They have Rexfly casting systems which allow single arm casting, a boon for amputees, brilliant. There is also a floating plaform which is wheelchair accessible and some areas of bank prepared for easy access for wheelchair users.
There are facilities at the main car park. Call 07876 216199 or 01433 659712.
Google Map 53.370652, -1.698159 Post Code S33 0AZ
Press Manor Fishery
Just 5 miles from Chesterfield the fishery consists of 3 lakes for trout, carp and coarse fishing.
The trout fishery is 5.5 acres stocked with rainbows, brown trout, blues and brook trout averaging 2lb with some fish in the waters up to low teens.
There 5 boats for hire plus a wheelie boat for disabled anglers.
There is a lodge serving food and hot beverages. There are toilets on site.
Call 07976 306073
Google Map Reference 53.251418 -1.517033
Near Maldon consisting of 3 lakes ranging from 1 acre to 17 acres stocked with rainbows, browns and salmon, including some big fish (best fish over 19lbs), day and season tickets, bank and boat fishing with good disabled access.
Home Water is the biggest at 17 acres, stocked with rainbow, browns and blues averaging 2lb 10ozs, 4 boats plus a wheelie boat. Rook Hall is 7 acres with two boats stocked the same as Home Water. Catch and release all year.
Priory is designed for beginners at 1 acre, heavily stocked with fish of 1 to 1.5lbs to make it possible for beginners to have a real chance of catching.
For bookings call 07702 244440
Google Map Reference 51.741772, 0.718816
Near Durrington, a two lake spring fed fishery on the banks of the Avon, 3 and 5 acres each stocked with rainbows 2lbs to double figures.
There is also a 1 mile stretch of the Upper Avon for brown trout and grayling. Brown trout April to October, grayling October to March. Frank Sawyer country, for me the excitement of the induced take on gin clear water never fades over time. Don't you just hate it when a stockie scoots in and takes your fly before the biggie you were stalking gets to it? Grrrrrr!
There is a club house and facilities for disabled anglers.
Call 01980 653557 or 07774801401.
Google Map Reference 51.200449, -1.767874 Post Code SP4 8HH.