Sport and Leisure Lakes

People are drawn to water, and really well kept, sport and leisure lakes attract large numbers of visitors. providing them with an ideal venue for their hobby, whether it’s sailing enthusiasts, canoeists, water ski fans, windsurfers or fishermen.

Excessive growth of plants, reeds, rushes and aquatic weeds will have a negative impact; fishing lines tangle in weeds, propellers get caught up in them and excessive algae could lead to an unpleasant smelling body of water with dwindling numbers of fish and other aquatic animals.

Whether privately owned or public, you will want any problem on your sport and leisure lakes dealt with effectively, swiftly and economically.

Our experience and professional services are available at very competitive rates.

That’s where Aquatic Solutions can help with their wide range of expert services

  • Reed cutting and removal
  • Bulrush removal
  • Aquatic weed removal
  • Environmentally friendly solutions to algae problems
  • Silt pumping and dredging
  • Lake and pond refurbishment

Mini Case Study - Babb Mills Fishing Lake

The Challenge:

Babbs Mills Park was created to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The Park has a variety of landscapes including a wildlife haven on the banks of the intriguing lake, the River Cole that twists through the area, grasslands harbouring wildflowers and trees and woodland creating homes for bats and owls. In recognition of the Parks diverse habitat, it was designated a Local Area Nature Reserve in 2002.  Maintained by Solihull Council, the lake is open to the public for fishing. However,  a heavy infestation of Canadian Pond Weed along with an over abundance of algae led to diminished oxygen levels in the lake resulting in the death of the fish population.

The Solution:

Using the Truxor amphibious vehicle, the Aquatic Solutions team were able to cut the weed and the filamentous algae which were removed for composting. In just a matter of days, the area was cleared leaving a clean lake, where oxygen levels were naturally restored to normal, and anglers could return to fishing.

The Result:

Solihull council were able to re-stock the lake, which now provides a healthy environment for the fish population to grow, allowing anglers to keep fishing, attracting back other wildlife and restoring the lake to its former state.

How Aquatic Solutions can help you with your sport or leisure lake

If you would like to learn more about how we might be able to help your sport and leisure lake, please contact us to discuss the areas that interest you.