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Location of Bearton pond?

Post by Snape » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:21 pm

I think this is where Walker and Thomas released a good sized Redmire fish in the 1950s which they transported in a wet sack. It survived the journey and they were expecting to hear stories of an amazing fish capture from the pond by a local boy but sadly the fish was found dead shortly afterwards. :(
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Post by DontKnowMuch » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:25 pm

All the evidence would suggests that that is the right pond. It's one of the waters on my list to visit 'one day'.

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Post by Gary Bills » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:06 pm

Well spotted Snape! Of course, in Walker's day, it was incredibly weedy. It looks clearer now...but hardly idyllic, surrounded by suburbia. But I wonder, are the carp still there?

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Post by Snape » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:18 pm

Just checked it out in street view and found it frustrating that it seems to be hidden behind a wall and/or a fence. When are Google going to have an option to allow you to jump up and down or climb a tree to see over high objects?!
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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Maybe even a polarised camera so we can spot fish??
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Post by Gurn » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:28 pm

I have been doing a bit of delving into the situation with this lake..A customer of mine drives past the lake every day and until I asked about it, didn't know it existed...He made a point of having a snoop around. This was his report.....
"hi mate it looks like a maximum security prison no wonder I didnt know it was there,theres an 8ft wall and fence round it with 3 layers of barb wire on top cant see any access theres a big posh house at one end maybe they own it ".......It can be assumed therefore, that it is now private property. :(

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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:38 pm

Gutter, but well done on the investigation work.

Having said that, perhaps the knock on the big house's door would hurt, they can only say no I suppose. :wink:
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Post by J.T » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:27 pm

The Sweetcorn Kid wrote:Having said that, perhaps the knock on the big house's door would hurt, they can only say no I suppose. :wink:
Or set the dogs on you. :chuckle:

Joking aside, it is worth a punt. :wink:
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Post by Snape » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:16 pm

J.T wrote:
The Sweetcorn Kid wrote:Having said that, perhaps the knock on the big house's door would hurt, they can only say no I suppose. :wink:
Or set the dogs on you. :chuckle:

Joking aside, it is worth a punt. :wink:
It is always worth a punt.
Maybe a letter written to explain the significance of the pool and requesting to chance to visit (but not fish) from some traditionalist anglers might elicit a favourable response.
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Re: Location of Bearton pond?

Post by J.T » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:29 pm

Great idea Snape. :thumb:
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