ASHTEAD PARK – Wildlife Pond
This two and a half acre pond had been neglected for the last 50 years and a lot of work has been done to get it to a standard to open it to the membership. A lot of silt has been removed along with fallen trees and branches. The banks are still leaking in a few places and we hope to get them repaired throughout the year. The paths around the banks have been upgrading and fishing platforms installed, including one for disabled anglers.
It’s been a massive, but truly exciting task and we hope the rewards will be worth all the hard work.
We know there is a good head of fish and some large pike that have been seen but not caught. The pond was electro fished last year which showed up some specimen roach and rudd in excess of 2lbs, specimen tench to 6lbs and some lovely crucians (see ‘Videos’ page). There were also some small tench and perch that were put in by the Environment Agency and also some tench fry that were spawned naturally last year.