The carp have started spawning in Silver End Front Pit. They are bound to start doing so elsewhere. We do not close our waters owing to spawning that can go on and off over an extended period. However, please be aware of Fish Welfare Rule 11 ‘Members must not fish for spawning fish or in an area where fish are spawning’.  Please also be aware that fish are susceptible to stress after spawning. 

Bob Reed
Fishery Manager and Head Bailiff