The thefts cant be good for business as word travels fast, hopefully word will eventually travel round and the place will come good.
we did have a couple of tackle thefts around April time, both of which, we're 99% sure, were perpetrated by anglers (if you can call them that!) who were fishing on site at the time. the first instance involved one poor lad who had his complete pod stolen. and the other was a young lad who had a marker rod taken from the back of his peg. though totally unnacceptable, 2 tackle thefts in the 17 months we've been open hardly constitutes a major problem and since the two sad occurances, appropriate measures have been taken. we now have a barrier that is locked every evening and only opened once the fishery itself is open, this way no-one can drive on OR off the fishery during the small hours. we also now have night time security who keep an eye on the place through the small hours and our CCTV has been improved.
touch wood, since these measures have been put into place there's not been a hint of trouble and should there be any in the future, the barrier will be staying down until anglers cars have been checked for any stolen gear. we don't like having to make these kinds of changes but sadly in the world we live in today it's inevitable that occasionally some low life will surface and ruin it for others
on a more positive note, i've fished on the site steadily 2 or 3 times a week since we opened (lucky man i know!) and have been stupid enough to leave my gear out on nights when i've not fished (through lazyness i admit!) many, many times and i can honestly say i've never been troubled by anyone or had anything go missing. two tackle thefts is two too many but put into context i don't think you'll find a safer fishery
oh, as a footnote, a couple of months back we introduced 60 more doubles into Mill Lake. these are the most stunning fish any of us at Four Seasons have ever seen and take the stocking in Mill up to just under 300 carp. i reckon even Dugy ^ might come back to have a go for these beauties! (we're not holding our breath!)
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