After visiting Hull & District Angling Association’s Brough complex for the first time today it was a nice to see within the ring of steel that surrounds it. And why not ring it, with its collection of old and new ponds, it needs to be cherished and looked after.
So how does it fare up for the angler with mobility problems who may like to join the HDAA? Well as we said it is well looked after and maintained, maintained by the membership who have an obligation to maintain their venues as part of their membership.
As for the terrain for ease of getting arround the venue it is generally flat. Some of the pegs are ideal for the mobility impaired or disables with the ability to park your car close to your peg. An example of this is the Kingfisher pool (see picture below)
The pegs themselves around the Kingfisher all sport a little wall this could help stop your wheel chair going too close to the edge. (See picture below)
The Osprey Pond being the main pond on the complex is a premium membership pond and has to the west of it has got suitable fishing pegs, but care must be taken as these can be on a slight incline and may not be suitable for wheel chairs. The Hawk pond on the south end is similar with its slight incline but is much more grassey. (see picture)
To summerise HDAA Brough complex is friendly to people with mobility issues and provides disabled facilities also. The only thing I would say is that due to the grass and mud environment fair weather fishing on dry days is a must, on wet days i would probably think twice.
It would be nice to think in the future that hard standing pegs would become available and maybe handrails around dedicated disabled pegs, maybe the new pond may facilitate this.
Posted on 19th Jun 2013 15:00:53 by fishadmin 0 comments