Urmston Anglers’ Association needs funds after £50,000 worth of fish die (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Urmston Anglers’ Association needs funds after £50,000 worth of fish die
9:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
AFTER the death of up to £50,000 worth of fish due to icy conditions two-years-ago and painstaking repairs to the fishing pond since that time, Urmston Anglers’ Association (UAA) is in need of funds.
The big freeze in January 2010 killed a large proportion of the Dutton Pond’s stock of carp and the club’s membership has dwindled from 450 to less than 200 due to the drop in catch rates.
However, UUA has spent over £20,000 on a programme of works to ensure nothing like this can happen again, and the pond is now being used as a blueprint by the Environment Agency for other angling clubs in the North West.
The fish died due to lack of oxygen, so aerators have been installed, as well as the planting of 7,000 new reeds and the dredging of 250 tonnes of silt which was making the pond too shallow.
“We have spent so much of our own money getting the pond right and nice, which has benefited many people in the area who visit the pond, such as dog walkers, that we’ve run out of money.”
As such, the club is holding a ‘Race Night’ at Flixton Conservative Club on October 27, starting at 7.30pm, to raise funds.
Anyone is welcome to attend the fundraiser, with betting available on televised horse racing, entry is £2.50 or free with a voucher downloaded from the club’s website.
For more information visit urmstonanglers.net.