I’ve had an interesting question in from Taffy of Tamworth, who’s an angler who enjoys fishing Marklews Pond, off Engine Lane in Brownhills – but he’s recently noticed something.
I’ll let him explain:
Just wondering if anyone can give me info about Marklews Pond off Coppice Lane.
I’ve fished there for 20 years. Now I see a sign saying ‘Private Fishing. Little Wyrley Estate’.
Does Marklews Pond now belong to a fishing club, or is fishing not allowed at all there now?
I think its a cracking little pool with some good carp and tench… It would be sad not to be able to fish it anymore.
Taffy from Tamworth
I know nothing at all about angling, so I’m throwing this out there for readers who do, and I’m sure there are a few out there. It is somewhat curious, and I’ve often wondered who owns the pool.
If you want to know something of the history of the pond, see this post here – it was once a marl pit for a brickworks!
Thanks to Taffy for an interesting and unusual enquiry. 2If you can help, please do – either comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.