Hayfield Angling Club was formed in 1962 and has waters
in the High Peak Derbyshire and Cheshire. The club owns three
stillwaters rents three others and has exclusive rights to two
stretches of river and offers something for the coarse angler,
fly-fisherman and the matchman. The club exists to provide angling
for its members to foster an understanding of wildlife and the
environment and promote conservation.
Anglers are natural conservationists. Time spent at
the waterside instils appreciation and understanding of the natural
environment. The clubs development and management of its waters
contributes to the wildlife value of its ponds and rivers.
Angling is a wonderful form of recreation, taking
you away from day-to-day problems, be they at work, home or school,
providing tranquillity and an appreciation of nature. Anglers,
more than most, are aware of the quality of the freshwater environment.
If theres a problem, it is often the angler who notices
After consultation with the Peak Park rangers the
club removed the old hawthorn in order to preserve the dry stonewall,
the brush being left to provide nest sites for birds on the advice
of the R.S.P.B. and cover for small mammals. Kinder is one of
the main breeding pools for toads and members are encouraged
to move toads from the road into the safety of the grounds. The
club has removed trees and replaced them with over 100 saplings
including oak and birch after discussions with the forestry commission.
In the past the club worked with the local scouts and cubs to
remove rubbish from the River Sett and are currently working
with the E.A. to improve the watercourse.
The clubs waters are used for breeding by moorhens,
mallards, Canada geese and other waterfowl and numerous mammals.
submitted by Paul Carroll
for more information please contact
V Oliver 01663 745429 OR S Elstone 0161 491 2409
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