One of the main benefits of angling to
both young & old alike is that it gives
an all round awareness of the environment
& the things that go on in that environment
as a whole. This is of a special benefit
in an urbanised area such as Clapham, where
open space is at a premium...
The reopening of the pond comes after a
2 year closure, to regenerate the pond by
dredging out many decades of silt, the introduction
of over 500 hundred aquatic plants, the
building of new swims for able as well as
disabled anglers & the restocking with
a diversity of coarse fish to turn it into
a general coarse fishery.
Also the formation of a wetland area next
to the pond to encourage other forms of
aquatic life that do not spend all their
lives in water to take up residence &
colonise the area.
the Web Site http://www.claphamangling.co.uk
The reopening ceremony was carried out
by Kate Hoey MP for Lambeth & ex-minister
The Clapham Angling Preservation
Society along with the Environment Agency
& the London Borough of Lambeth were
pleased to reopen "EAGLE
POND" on Clapham Common South
London on the 29th of June 2002.
Junior Presentation Evening