Woodhall Lake, Stanningley

Pictures: Jim Munden
After detailed consideration, BCAA has decided to give up its lease of the fishing at Woodhall Lake at the end of 2018. BCAA members therefore have no rights to fish the lake after 31 December 2018.

Our internal review found a number of issues. Funding has not become available to restore the lake – draining, silt removal, cutting back of invasive reeds and willow, and replacement of resident parasitised fish populations. Very few anglers fish the water or have caught fish, we have had uncontrollable poaching issues, fish are in poor condition, whilst anglers have said they feel unsafe and seen their fishing interrupted by dogs being walked in the park. We therefore decided that having the lake in our portfolio does not bring any benefit to members, and hence to give up the lease.