Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

New Isle of Man platform for disabled anglers

Disabled angler
Image caption The Manx government said it hoped to secure more private funding to further improve disabled access for anglers

A new platform has been built on a reservoir in the Isle of Man to provide wheelchair access for disabled anglers, said the Manx government.

The facility at Cringle reservoir was partly funded by a private firm and is the first of its kind on the island.

It has been built on the recommended specifications from the British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA).

The Manx government said anyone could use the platform but priority must be given to those who need it most.

In total the platform cost £21,600.

The Isle of Man reservoir fishing season runs between 10 March and 31 January and licence holders are entitled to catch four trout a day.

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