It was a beautiful day when we visited Rainbow Lake at Burstwick near Hull to look at its suitability for the disabled angler. Rainbow Lake’s origins were as gravel pits first dug in 1880’s, and is probably another venue that exists due to quarrying of aggregates for the now closed Hull to Witherensea railway line like others in the area. Some of the larger stones quarried out of this venue where rumoured to go towards the building of the Withernsea Lighthouse.
(Picture of the picturesque Rainbow Lake)
The Lake is approximately 6 acres in size, mature and tree lined, with 31 pegs varying from 6 to 18 feet in depth with some of the finest fish in the areawith the majority of the fish in ecess of 15lb upto 24lb. (click here for short off camera video of some of the larger residents). it is lined with mature tree adding to the spirit and ambience of its idyllic setting, but how does it fair up for the disabled angler?
For the Angler dependant on a wheelchair or unable to clamber and negotiate slopes and bank sides this is probably not the place for you and it would be unreasonable and impracticle for venue to try and facilitate this, but if your disability relates to distance issues and you can do a bit of clambering then fill your boots this is a place for you.
(One of the pegs, large area on the peg but the bankside needs negotiating )
Parking is available for you close to the peg and the pegs themselves are large enough for bivvies and all sorts of kit. John and Linda Who own the venue are always available for your needs and comfort facilities are available close to designated disabled pegs
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Posted on 8th Aug 2013 17:26:59 by fishadmin 0 comments