New family friendly fishing platforms at reservoir in Daventry

Drayton Reservoir, Daventry
Drayton Reservoir, Daventry

Anglers across the region are set to benefit after a project to install family friendly fishing platforms at the country’s best carp and match fishery has started.

The six month project, which is being carried out by the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of canals in England and Wales, will include replacing half of the fishing platforms located near the sailing club at Drayton Reservoir in Daventry.

Once finished the much larger platforms will give more space to fish as well as having the option to fish together on one platform meaning that younger or inexperienced anglers can benefit from some guidance and support from more experienced anglers.

John Ellis, national fisheries and angling manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “The benefit of this new style platform will mean that friends and families can fish together and yet still have the space for all the kit they need.

“Some people like fishing alone, but for those who don’t these platforms means you can be sociable, or not, you can take your pick!”

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