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Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:10
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Frequently asked questions that we have received and the answers below.


Is the pond still open for fishing and walkers during the tramworks ?

The Tramworks have now finished and the pond is now fully open again for both for fishing (members & day tickets) and other visitors.

Access to the pond is now fully DDI compliant for pushchair & wheelchair access via new paths very near to the original path at the South Western corner. The new access point can be found at the junction of Main Road and Coronation Avenue, opposite the Ferry Inn, adjacent to the new Wilford Tram stop and car park.

Is there a closed fishing season ?

No, with the pond being open to the river now, the same rules apply as on the river and so is open all year.

Do I need to become a member to fish at the pond ?

NO we have recently decided to again offer day tickets for fishing (£3 Adults & £1 Juniors & Concessions).

Yearly memberships are also available, Adults are £26 per year and Concessions & Juniors £13 (less than 50p per week for an adult & 25p for concessions & juniors).

Please remember you will still need a "National Fishing License", obtained from the Post Office as well ( see Fishing & Membership ).

Has the tram affected the pond ?

There have been some changes both negative and positive but we feel on the whole changes have made for easier access with new paths down to the pond.

The tram developers have also created a new car mark nearest the tram stop which can be used for pond visitors.

Are there any fish in the pond ? 

Yes of course, many species of fish have been seen and caught in the pond eg. Tench, Perch, Bream, Pike and Common / Mirror carp ( see fish ). We are also investigating the possibility of re stocking the pond.

Can I walk around the pond easily?

Yes, in all but the wettest weather, gravel paths are available right round the pond, but at times when the pond and river levels become raised, the bridge over the channel at the northern end, nearest the river may become flooded and impassable.

Is there anywhere to sit and ponder a while ?

Yes, we have benches on the Western and Eastern banks where you can sit, watch the wildlife or just admire the views.

Is the pond accessible to wheelchair or pushchair users?

Yes the access ramp is DDI compliant and the paths have been carefully constructed of gravel and not too steep, although there is a wooden  bridge over the channel linking the pond to the river that requires a little more care.