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Out and about with John - Beverley Beck

A trip out to investigate the suitability of Fishing Venues for disabled anglers.  In July of 2011, Historians joined with fishermen, boat lovers and East Riding Council to make the waterway even more enjoyable for visitors and provide 40 new fishing Platforms.

Read more:  http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Beck-gets-new-spring-step/story-13031239-detail/story.html#ixzz2X4ycHZgF

 

My first impressions were very good with brand new recycled plastic timber effect platforms with kickplates front and sides.  The plastic planking was running across platforms, making them suitable for wheelchairs.  And the pegs were extra wide as well (1500mm).

 

Peg 40 – Just east of under flyover had plenty of space and gravel track behind the peg to park. However there was a slight gap between the bank and the platform which needs to be addressed to provide a smooth transition.  There was also a timber pin kerb edging the gravel track and the bank causing a ridge which would be awkward to smoothly drive a wheelchair over.

 

Peg 35 – Plenty of space to park a car as long as you are able to drive up a slight kerb and park on the verge. However there was a slight gap between the bank and the platform which needs to be addressed to provide a smooth transition. 

 

Peg 34 - Plenty of space to park a car as long as you are able to drive up a slight kerb and park on the verge. However there was a slight gap between the bank and the platform which needs to be addressed to provide a smooth transition. 

 

Peg 33 - Plenty of space to park a car as long as you are able to drive up a slight kerb and park on the verge. However there was a slight gap between the bank and the platform which needs to be addressed to provide a smooth transition. 

 

Peg 32 – Parking could be on the opposite side of the road across a partial drive to a padlocked gate. Mind the raised sink when manoeuvring in this space. There is also a slight kerb to overcome to gain access to the bank behind the peg. There was also a slight gap between the bank and the platform which needs to be addressed to provide a smooth transition. 

 

Peg 31 – Unfortunately it is not possible to leave a car parked behind the peg as there is not much bank behind the peg to drive on to. Also there was a slight gap between the bank and the platform which needs to be addressed to provide a smooth transition. 

 

Parking is also allowed in the bays along the road and verges as long as you are not causing an obstruction or the bay is NOT marked as a passing bay.

It is hoped that these points can be addressed very soon to provide good wheelchair friendly pegs although these are accessible with care.

 

There are other pegs 44 to 57 which although have solid level ground do not provide kickplates. However the ground is very solid. Parking is only allowed in front of walls (pegs 40 to 44) and NOT in front of the houses (45 to 50). Pegs 51 to 57 are similar to the above and are accessible from Beckside South alongside the beck up to the car park.

 

The rest of the pegs are accessible to ambulant disabled anglers who have mobility issues but are not wheelchair users.

A meeting with Paul Caygill, fishery rights owner and Bailiff -  East Riding Council’s Gordon Scaife – Simon Malone, Angler - Noel Malone, Angler - Martin Credland, FishingAdviser – and myself, proved very fruitful with the problems as detailed above for wheelchair users having agreed to be addressed.

 

Fishing for the Disabled is available with a concessionary day ticket at £2.00 per rod, from the petrol Station/Co-operative at the junction of Waterside Road and Hull Road prior to fishing. 

Anglers failing to obtain a ticket prior to fishing will be charged double on the bank.(unless the Co-operative is closed)

All anglers must read and comply with the rules on the day ticket prior to fishing.

 

The beck is approx 6ft deep in the edge bordered by lilies but drops to 12ft – 13ft across the channel.  The Beck hosts some very large Pike to 25lb, Tench to 6lb, Bream to 6lb, Chub to 5lb, Ide to 4lb, Perch to 4lb, Eels to 3lb, Roach to 2lb, some Orfe and a few Carp. The fish are spread along the whole beck, but the town end of the beck fishes better in winter.

Tips – Fish close to the edge of the lilies with sweetcorn for the Tench/Bream or mid-water/top for silver fish with bread and maggot.

 

I will be keeping an eye on the progress of improvements and will update details for the venue when they are complete.

 

Tight Lines…... JohnT

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