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Oldmoor Pond, Strelley
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Sowbrook Lake

Sowbrook Lake, Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire.

Around 2001 this former quarry underwent a dramatic transformation. Originally up to 50ft deep the lake did not produce many good nets of Fish due to the very cold, clear water. A scheme lasting two years was Carried out to reduce the depth by infilling with inert material (soil, clay, etc.) this also allowed the re-profiling of the banks to create a better fishing environment.

The scheme was carried out by Webfell Ltd and was overseen by the Environment Agency and Derbyshire County Council. The completed Lake is now seen as a model for future schemes of this nature. The reduced depth that now averages 7ft has seen a good increase in Fish catches with Bream, Roach, Tench and Carp the predominant Species.

In Spring 2004 a grant from the Environment Agency has allowed the Construction of six specially designed pegs suitable for wheelchair Users, these along with stone paths and very good parking have made Sowbrook lake our best venue suitable for disabled anglers. Night Fishing is allowed (with night permit). A key is required for the car park. Limited parking is also available at Kirk Hallam Social Club. Members may also use the Social Club upon production of their membership book.
Members Only. No Closed Season, Open all year

How to get there.
From M1 Junction 26 follow the A6002 towards Stapleford, continue Along this road through two sets of traffic lights and past Bramcote Crematorium. At the end of this road turn right at the mini roundabout. Go straight on at the next mini roundabout and left at the next (this will Be signposted Stapleford). Take the second turn on the right into Moorbridge Lane and continue along this lane to a T junction. Turn right And go under the Motorway, continue along this road for approx 1 mile Until you reach a sharp right hand bend, on this bend turn left (actually Going straight on) the pond is on the right after approx 1/2 mile.