Alcott Farm is an out-and-out pleasure fishery which does not hold matches and where there are few rules with the exception that nets must be dipped before starting fishing. Boilies are not allowed and, as with most fisheries these days, only barbless hooks are allowed.
The facilities at Alcott Farm have recently been further improved with the provision of toilet facilities, resurfacing of the car park and paths which enables cars to be parked near pegs when the ground is not too wet, the removal of many small fish and the addition of larger stocks to improve the angling further.
The pools were developed on former marshland at Alcott Farm in 2000 as the result of a partnership between farm owner Jane Poole and semi-retired construction engineer Richard Jennings who now runs the fishing on behalf of Jane and her husband John.
Recently work has also been carried out to landscape the bank sides with trees and shrubs whilst a hardcore and plainings drive and car park have also been installed which now serve all three pools. There is a gated entrance from the car park to the bank side which enables anglers to drive their cars to near their pegs in the dry summer months.
The grass track around the pools is a great advantage for disabled anglers, for whom eight timber pegs have been specifically created on Roman Pool with assistance from the Environment Agency.