NATIONAL POOL
JUNE 16th to MARCH 14th 
Postcode CW7 3AL 

The National Pool came onto the WDAA card in 2003. It lies besides the National stretch of the river Weaver and stands within the Weaver Valley Parkway area of Cheshire County Council.The Council lease us the 
water and they constructed the fishing platforms that surround it. The pool stands on the site of an old salt works which was demolished some years ago. The pool was then dug out and the banks created by the silt deposits from the
dredging of the Bottom Flash in the 1970s.

There is a small island in the middle of the pool and the pool is fairly shallow.  The pool contains a large mix of fish with Bream,Perch, Roach, Rudd, Carp. A car park stands right next to the pool and is accessible via the public 
parkway track at the end of Weaver Valley Road, near Fords of Winsford.  The Council have insisted that the entrance to the car park be permanently locked.  WDAA members can 
find out how to obtain a key on the permits page .This is a popular pool
in the school holidays and at weekends with our younger members. Finally, please don't transfer fish from the river into the pool and vice versa. The transferring of fish increases the risk of infection and disease and may 
result in a lifetime ban from the Association and prosecution by the EA..  The pool is now open all year round for angling. No keepnets to be used during the close season under any circumstances. 
Night fishing is available.

The Pool currently has several floating islands filled with Barley straw, this helps keep the Algae under control, that's the stuff that makes the water goes pea green coloured in the Summer, in 2016 this caused a an oxygen crash in the water, we deployed aerators into the water for over two weeks, but sadly a lot of the fish were lost, hopefully the barley straw islands will help to control it and fish restocking program will commence once the water is stabilised.

 WINSFORD & DISTRICT ANGLERS ASSOCIATION         established 1908 ©