1 November 2011 and the RNC Angling Club witnessed the final element to a lake loaned free of charge for the Club’s use. We have taken delivery of an accessible portaloo donated by ‘Andy’s Loos’. Coupled with a £500 donation from Cargill Meats Europe, we will be able to have the toilet serviced, repaired and emptied for the next couple of years.
Rose Cottage Lake belongs to Herefordshire College of Technology. The College has given us the use of this lovely water containing tench, perch, roach, chub, gudgeon, plus a few old and wise carp. The Environment Agency installed a roadway to the lake, a strong gate and turning circle, plus level paths to 3 accessible platforms with rails. Although the lake cannot be accessed independently, as the heavy gates would be a challenge to open, the rest of is great and ideal for RNC Angling Club use.
The Club can now offer fishing sessions to all at my college. And we have a queue of lads, as well as young ladies, some of whom are wheelchair users. This completes a year of hard work by all mentioned, plus staff at the RNC.
A huge thank you from RNC Angling Club to everyone involved.