The improvements have been completed on four pegs (33, 34, 35 and 36) to make them accessible to wheelchair anglers. Hopefully a couple of more pegs will be similarly improved, before the bridge, when current work on the flyover is completed. I must say Gordon Scaife of ERCC has done an excellent job, in fact more than I had anticipated. Parking is on the roadside and dropped kerbs have been provided leading onto a Tarmac path to the platform.
We are now looking for a printer to be forthcoming in providing some “Disabled Angler” signs free of charge. It is my intention to try and get venue owners to reserve a “Disabled peg” over the telephone the day before, even on fisheries that do not normally reserve pegs. However as Paul Caygil is not available to reserve pegs in this manner, he came up with a suggestion that I’m sure, will be adopted at other venues.
The sign will display the normal disabled sign but with the person holding a fishing rod with a line and fish on the end. The text below will read “Priority for Wheelchair Anglers”. This means that if a person is fishing that peg and no other wheelchair accessible peg is available that angle will have to vacate it to allow the “Wheelchair Angler” to fish.
This I’m sure will be welcomed by most wheel chair anglers knowing that there are pegs out there that are wheelchair friendly. Although these pegs do not tick all the boxes I have scored them 5*.
Tight Lines ..... JohnT.
New pictures of the disabled pegs at the beck
Posted on 25th Feb 2014 18:54:10 by John.Twidale 0 comments