Stockings Will Resume After Mike Freeze England Community Fishing Pond Repairs Are Completed
ENGLAND – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fish stockings of the Mike Freeze England Community Fishing Pond have been suspended due to a leak in the lake. Stocking will resume once the leak is fixed and the lake is refilled.
Originally, the lake was losing about 2,000 gallons of water per day. The water loss amounted to about ¾ of an inch in pond height per day, according to AGFC community fisheries biologist Clifton Jackson. “The source of the leak has not yet been determined, but we are working on a strategy to get this issue resolved,” Jackson explained.
The 16-acre pond is located just off Highway 165. The lake is 6 feet deep and sports a 30 foot by 40 foot fishing pier along with a 20 foot wide boat ramp. Water for the lake is provided by a well.
The pond provides a handicap-accessible fishing pier, boat ramp and several earthen jetties for bank fishing. There also are many habitat structures placed throughout the pond to offer cover for fish.