SKB Fly Fishing
SKB Fly Fishing1 week ago
Ladybower Fisheries is delighted to announce that due to the imminent relaxations of Coronavirus regulations we'll be opening for fishing business on Monday March 29th 2021 😃 Of course, we would however request that everybody respects social distancing, the rule of six, and continues to follow government guidelines. 👍

You might be interested to know what we've been up to at Ladybower during our closed season. Time waits for no-one so we've used it to make some quite major improvements and additions to our operation, including boats, outbuildings, cage extensions and fish welfare. Accessibility under the auspices of Troy Chadwick has taken a major leap forward with the addition of two fully funded and adapted BDAA Pioner fishing boats to our existing Wheelyboat Trust fleet which will be operating under the guidance of our various RYA Registered boat handlers and one of our many Angling Trust Level 2 Coaches if required.

The fish welfare has been greatly improved with a more focused attention to detail and an increase in capacity including the reintroduction of the 'Brick Pond’, a traditional structure initially constructed by Italian POWs in the 1940's and now restored thanks to the hard work of Mark Butterley, as well as a new fish cage for the centre of the reservoir built by Lee Hunt. This will enable us to meet our required stocking levels during the season while allowing a surplus for an exciting new venture, which you'll be hearing all about in greater detail as things progress. A full stocking program is due to begin in time for the new fishing season with an introduction of fighting fit rainbow trout starting at the beginning of March. 🙂

Float Tubing will resume and sessions for newcomers are available under the watchful tutelage of Iain Lindsay. Ladybower is a great venue for this ever developing and expanding element of angling and more and more are turning to it as the most fun way of catching fish. Learn how to do it all with us at reasonable Castability tuition rates, which will also apply to anybody fresh into the sport and looking for a modern approach to the teaching of fly fishing itself. 🦆🦆🦆

Our new Accessible Jetty was installed at the back end of last season and is designed to berth our three front loading accessible boats safely allowing multiple wheelchair access, whilst also a casting platform in its own right, built with specially designed railings to allow unhindered casting for those who fish seated. This structure is now available to use and adds to the overall flexibility of our operations here at Ladybower. 🚣‍♂️

Our Angling Trust Level 2 Coaches for the 2021 season are:
Troy Chadwick
Geoff Smith
Lee Hunt
Richard Jamieson
Iain Lindsay
Dave Woodhead
Steve Newsome
Paul West

With our support team of :
Lofty Rames
Austen Colledge
Richard Grainger
Mark Butterley
Tony Campbell
Sue Jamieson
Katherine Chadwick
The BDAA
The Wheelyboat Trust
Severn Trent Water Ltd.

We look forward to seeing you all, both new and returning customers and friends.

The Ladybower Team
SKB Fly Fishing
SKB Fly Fishing2 weeks ago
Despite last night’s gales, despite the white horses and rain and despite whatever irritations the pandemic may have visited upon us, some things remain consistent. Tranquility has returned. 😎 We are Ladybower. 👍
SKB Fly Fishing
SKB Fly Fishing2 months ago
2020 has brought a lot of joy for many people with seen and unseen disabilities in-between the pandemic restrictions at Ladybower Fisheries this year.

However the 2021 season (Covid-19 pending) is going to be bigger and better than ever before with the introduction of a new bespoke easy access pontoon, adapted fishing equipment plus a growing fleet of wheelchair accessible boats, each boat with its own unique features to support people with upper and lower body disabilities.

Ladybower Fisheries goal is to make fishing accessible to everyone regardless of disability, and now with our fleet of accessible boats combined with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Ladybower our goal has become a reality for anyone to get back in to fishing or take up the sport.

We would like to thank all the Company’s, Charities and individuals for all your generous support during 2020 in making this happen especially during a trying year this has been for us all.

For more information about our guided Accessibility Fishing service for groups or individuals or to purchase a voucher for the 2021 season please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Happy New Year to everyone and hopefully see you at Ladybower soon. 🎣🚤

Troy Chadwick
Ladybower Fisheries
Accessibility Coordinator
Mobile: ‪07585335143‬
Email: troy@accessibilityfishing.uk
Website:
http://www.ladybowerfisheries.co.uk/new-accessibility/
SKB Fly Fishing
SKB Fly Fishing3 months ago
Another addition to the growing Ladybower Accessibility Fleet! 👍😎
SKB Fly Fishing
SKB Fly Fishing3 months ago
The Government's Winter Covid Plan saw a return to the 3-tier system today. We've produced this At-A-Glance guide to enable anglers to follow the regulations and fish safely. PLEASE SHARE

Full guidance can be found at https://anglingtrust.net/covid-19/
SKB Fly Fishing
SKB Fly Fishing3 months ago
We have set a huge challenge for ourselves this #GivingTuesday!

Help us raise £3,500 today to allow many many more young people to take part in Fishing for Schools courses next year!

£15 pays for protective eyewear for a child taking part in a Fishing for Schools session.
£40 buys a session for one student.
£160 pays for one young person to take part in a Fishing for Schools course.
£600 buys a session for 10 students.

Help us reach our target. All proceeds to Fishing for Schools and absolutely all help is appreciated: https://www.countryside-alliance.org/givingtuesday

#GivingTuesday #FishingForSchools #Donations #Angling #Fishing #CourseFishing #FlyFishing
SKB Fly Fishing
Fishing for Schools
We have set a huge challenge for ourselves this #GivingTuesday!

Help us raise £3,500 today to allow many many more young people to take part in Fishing for Schools courses next year!

£15 pays for protective eyewear for a child taking part in a Fishing for Schools session.
£40 buys a session for one student.
£160 pays for one young person to take part in a Fishing for Schools course.
£600 buys a session for 10 students.

Help us reach our target. All proceeds to Fishing for Schools and absolutely all help is appreciated: https://www.countryside-alliance.org/givingtuesday

#GivingTuesday #FishingForSchools #Donations #Angling #Fishing #CourseFishing #FlyFishing