Bradford No. 1 Angling Association’s Knotford fishery continues to go from strength to strength after the addition of two 30lb-plus commons to 31½lb from Fishers Pond in Hampshire.
A spokesperson for Bradford No. 1 said: “These fish mark a major step for both the water and the club as a whole. They are already larger than last year’s biggest fish caught from the lake, which was 28¼lb, and should both have years of growth left in them. We look forward to watching them reach their potential over the coming years. To have more than one water with carp over 30lb really highlights what outstanding value for money is on offer.”
The stocking forms part of a major long-term project at the Otley-based fishery, which has seen more than 100 carp stocked over the past eight years, as well as bank improvements aimed at not only improving the fishing on offer but anglers’ comfort and security while at the lake.
“Our aim is to develop the lake into one of the region’s top fisheries to benefit local anglers, as well as attract anglers from the length and breadth of the country. The improvements and introduction of young fish should mean that the benefits are not just seen now but also for generations to come, and in the process secure the long term future of the club,” the spokesperson added.
Bradford No. 1 is one of the largest clubs in the country, controlling fishing rights at more than 70 waters in the Yorkshire region, and has approximately 2000 members. Membership for 2017 is still available from www.bradfordno1.com, priced at £48 for adults and £5 for juniors.