News article created on 31 October 2018

Clubs, groups and public needed to rejuvenate Sneyd Pool

Local angling clubs, community groups and members of the public are being given the opportunity to manage the fishing on a local pond and adjacent section of the Wyrley & Essington Canal in Bloxwich.

Wyrley & Essington fish pond Wyrley & Essington fish pond

We are looking for a new tenant for Sneyd Pool, known locally as Baileys Pool. The pool has around 20 fishing pegs, with a further 40 on the adjacent canal, and the new tenant would work with us to improve facilities at the fishery and to deliver Let’s Fish events aimed at getting a new generation of people into fishing. 

Angling is a surprisingly good form of exercise and, with research showing that spending time by the water can help to lower anxiety, Sneyd Pool has an important role to play in improving the health and wellbeing of the local community.

John Ellis, national fisheries and angling manager for the Trust, said: "This is a great opportunity for a local club or active community group to work with us and develop an excellent amenity at Sneyd Pool.

"With so many people living on the doorstep the pool gives us a great opportunity to really make an impact, getting people out by the water and feeling the health and wellbeing benefits for themselves.

"The new tenants will play a crucial role in that, helping to improve facilities and organise events aimed at getting a whole new generation of people into angling. It’s a really exciting opportunity and we’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch."

Those interested in taking on the fishing rights on Sneyd Pool should submit an initial expression of interest to fisheriesenquiries@canalrivertrust.org.uk detailing:

  • Information regarding the club, community or individual
  • Outline plans for the day-to-day management of the Sneyd Pool and an adjacent section of the Wyrley & Essington Canal
  • Plans for delivery of Lets Fish events (coaching bursaries may be available for suitable candidates)

The closing deadline for initial expressions of interest is Monday 3 December and short-listed candidates will each be invited to an onsite meeting to discuss their application in detail.

Agreement will be based on our standard angling agreement document.