Your Club Needs You :-

Dear members – A whole week of work parties.

We have decided to have a full, hands on week cutting back the willow that has gone rather mad over the last few years, encroaching on some of our great fishing and hopefully by letting in some more light we can encourage the Ranunculus to return.

The club will be employing my work mate Kevin Ackerman, who many of you know, for a few days to help out. We will also have Colin Hawkins and his slew for a day to help with two rather large fallen trees on the upper water, we also have the kind permission from Colin and John Hoskins to allow us to burn up all the cut willow along the river at various locations close to where we are cutting.

The big ask… Could we have as many hands as possible to help with stacking and keeping those fires going, talking fishing and eating ginger cake.

Willow week – Monday the 5th November to Friday the 9th November, existing work party dates on the club website will remain the same.

Action plan

Monday 5th – 9am meet at Gasgoyne bridge.
Tuesday 6th – 9am meet at Gasgoyne bridge.
Wednesday 7th – 9am meet at Whitfield hatches.
Thursday 8th – 9am meet at Poundbury lay by.
Friday 9th – 9am meet at the Lower water.
Seriously looking forward to the week.

John Aplin
River Keeper

PS> If you are unable to physically help, please still come along and give moral support to everyone.

October 19, 2018 by Filed under: River Work 

Storm Callum

The forecast for today was a little harsh to say the least, gales touching “nine” with heavy rain….

We decided to go ahead with our planned work party on the Lower Water, die hard workers Robin and Bryan (massive thank you) keen to lend a hand, resulting in a great deal of tree trimming….

A little easier for casting in some Grayling hotspots for this coming winter.

Keep your eyes on the website for up and coming work parties.. Your Club Needs You…

Best wishes
John Aplin

October 13, 2018 by Filed under: River Work 

Storm Bronagh

Yesterdays work party was spent clearing up a fallen willow after Storm Bronagh and there is still plenty of bank clearing left to do in the next planned day – Friday 12th October – see you there

Good work Rob, many thanks – John Aplin

September 22, 2018 by Filed under: River Work 

Not Long Now

Saturdays work party was rather chilly, a biting gale force easterly followed with a blizzard. A good turnout, we successfully moved back parts of the fence, that were in the river spoiling a number of good fish holding runs… John Aplin

Don’t forget to buy your Fishing Licence

March 19, 2018 by Filed under: River Work 

December 2017 Work Party

A small group of Members helped the Keeper clear a few trees above Whitfield hatches today.

Last call out for the 140th Anniversary AGM & Dinner next Saturday night – there is still time to book a seat, just contact Rob Ayles

If you can’t attend, why not buy a few raffle tickets – details of the amazing prizes & how to purchase your ticket(s) here

Please also complete your 2017 catch returns ASAP…

December 2, 2017 by Filed under: River Work, Uncategorized 

November 2017 Work Party

Weather was against us, but we still cleared plenty of willow along the Poundbury beat and time for a brew at the end of the morning.

November 11, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

October Work Party

We had a fabulous weekend of work parties, a good turn out and we all had great fun clearing willow and maintaining some old flow deflectors and as usual lots of pasties, coffee and cake in the breaks…

The club AGM and dinner is looking rather exciting, better get your names down rather soon, and as for the raffle prizes, amazing……

Regards to all

October 26, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

Flow Deflectors

The flow deflectors doing their work in the recent rain

July 26, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

Large Tree

A great chunk of Poplar snapped from the top of a tree up on the Cuckoo Pound, this material was used in conjunction with the project we carried out last autumn, we added lots of “LWD” into our existing flow deflectors making them a little bolder than they were.

A great mornings habitat work on our fishing and huge thanks to Bryan, Ian and Robin for their hard work on a scorching hot day!

John Aplin

July 10, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

Affpuddle Beat – New Stiles

All of the rather lovely fishing at Affpuddle now has much improved access for members, brilliant help from Robin and Bryan.. John Aplin (River Keeper)

April 22, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

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