Council seeks club to take on sole rights to fish Stowe Pool

Stowe Pool Boathouse

An exciting opportunity for fishing clubs to apply to gain sole rights to fish at a stunning beauty spot in the centre of Lichfield.

Lichfield District Council is inviting fishing clubs to apply for a rental agreement for the sole use of fishing at Stowe Pool.

The agreement can be up to five years and would see a fishing club deliver angling opportunities for local people.

With its beautiful views, play areas, outside gym and walking and running loops, Stowe Pool is a great recreational and wildlife area in the heart of Lichfield. It offers a relaxing setting for course fishing, including roach, perch, carp, pike and tench.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said:

“We’re pleased to offer this fantastic opportunity to local fishing clubs. It will be a chance for them to develop the sport in the beautiful surroundings of Stowe Pool, and grow their club and get many more people involved.

“We know how popular Stowe Pool is with local people and visitors, so it’s really important that the club confirms it will keep unrestricted public access, and will work with us to enhance the fabric of Stowe Pool for access and wildlife.

“This is an exciting time for Stowe Pool as we are continuing to work on our bid to Heritage Lottery Fund so that we can improve this key site for everyone to enjoy.”

Among the criteria, the successful club must have its own constitution and rules, sound governance, a role within local communities, and have a plan for how it will encourage a range of people, including children, young women, people with disabilities and the over 50s, to get involved with angling. 

The application pack is online at www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/fishing and is available on request by emailing parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk. The deadline to apply is by 12 noon, Monday 29 January 2018.

Posted on Thursday 30th November 2017

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