Todmorden Angling Society’s Gallery
Cliviger restoration 2016
Boxing Day 2015 Flood
Rochdale Canal – Restocking following Boxing Day Floods 2015
The Boxing Day floods of 2015 caused widespread flooding of the Rochdale canal. A large hole was washed out of the towpath, a landslide blocked the canal and many fish were washed into the River Calder.
The Canal & River Trust spent most of the summer of 2016 repairing the damage to the infrastructure of the canal. But the fish stocks were still missing!
The Angling Society was at a loss what to do. Todmorden Angling Society has fished the canal since 1935-and nothing like this has ever happened before.
An application was made to local charity Community Foundation for Calderdale for a grant to replace the lost fish stocks -The grant was made very quickly and, along with a contribution from the Canal & River Trust and Todmorden Angling Society the fish were stocked into the canal in March.
Stock fish introduced included 500lb 4”-6” Roach, 400lb 6”-10” Roach 270lb Bream, 150lb 8oz-2lb Carp, 45lb 6”-8” Tench and 360 Perch.
Emma Bolger from the Community Foundation said “we have supported over 4000 grant applications to the Calderdale flood fund. Support has been given to individuals and families, charitable groups and businesses trying to rebuild after the flooding in 2015”.
The flood fund is just one stream of funding the Community Foundation manages, annually they direct between £500,000 and £1,000,000 to good causes locally. Since the Community Foundation formed 25 years ago they have supported over 8,000 Calderdale charitable groups and individuals in crisis, with over £25,000,000 of grant aid.