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What is accessibility

The open water is well known for its benefits, reducing stress, improving health and mental well- being. Ladybower Fisheries has seen some great results from working closely with a number of charities in military and civilian life and are now able to offer a new unique experience to anyone with a physical, medical, learning, sensory or mental health disability.

Experience the freedom of the open water in our stunning iconic location, either using our fully adapted wheelyboat or easy access floating pontoon assisted by Troy Chadwick, our on-site experienced Registered General Nurse. Fully serviced safety equipment is provided, compliant with the Community Equipment Code of Practice. Accessible toilet facilities are on site and parking close to the water can be arranged.

All activities are fully insured and risk assessed by our in-house 1st 4 Sport Level 2 Angling Coaches and can be tailored to your individual needs.


Troy Chadwick has a background of working mainly with stroke patients, learning disabilities clients and dementia patients and also has a passion for fly fishing. He will help facilitate and plan any individual's accessiblity requirements with a flexible approach.

Contact Troy for more information on 07585 335143
or email on

Our Wheelyboat

You'll experience the thrill of the open water whilst being guided by a staff member on our fully adapted wheelyboat equipped with a hydraulic platform, overcoming the problem of stepping into traditional boats. The boat accommodates two wheelchair users or adapted seats including an area for a third person (guide or carer) if required.
Ladybower Fisheries are dedicated to improving access to all regardless of disabilities.

The new improved bigger faster Coulam V17 Wheelyboat that we are fundraising for will give more mobility-impaired people the opportunity and freedom to enjoy open water.

If you can help in any way please contact the fishery or if you would like to make a direct donation, follow this link:


Please help us raise money to launch the Ladybower Coulam V17 in 2020!

Fishing On Jetty

Our floating pontoon

Alternatively, for those who prefer bank fishing, you'll have the opportunity to put your new skills to the test under the direction of our instructors in a safe environment. If you have a disability and are interested in a unique exciting experience, then please get in touch for more information.

We can accommodate group bookings or individuals at a time that is convenient to you. The prices vary depending on the size of group and level of activity that you require.

Accessibility enquiry form

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