Kingfisher Pond hopes to net new anglers

A new fishing coaching venue at Brough, near Hull, will be officially opened to anglers on Monday 29 May, after significant investment from the Environment Agency and Hull and District Anglers Association.

Kingfisher Pond has gone from being a 'fishless' lake to one with a plentiful stock of roach, rudd and perch as part of a £10,000 scheme to turn the lake into a coaching venue.

In February, the new lake was stocked with fish from Sandholme Grange Pond at Sandholme by the Environment Agency.

The venue is now complete with fishing platforms, car parks and paths, and junior members of the Hull and District Anglers Association will be the first to try it out as the latest coaching fishing venue for the region.

Ten members of the angling club will also become qualified angling coaches as part of the scheme.

Pete Turner of the Environment Agency explains: "This new venue is the culmination of a £10,000 project to help create a new angling venue site for the area. It is a great opportunity to encourage young people to the sport.

"Not only is angling a great relaxing pastime for people of all ages, but it has proven very useful in tackling antisocial behaviour, social exclusion and youth offending."