Ferry bridge

We had a good turn out for the DFC Bass trip, the fishing was a little slow and a little crowded due to the fine weather and a huge fishing competition on the world famous Chesil bank, but we were blessed with a fine sunset.

We have the finest coast in the whole world……

August 30, 2008 by Filed under: Bass Fishing 


Conditions were against us this evening with a nasty on shore breeze, which stirred things up a bit too much. So we all fished the fast flowing tide at Ferry Bridge with very little success!

a good sized dry fly!

Robin fly fishing
August 30, 2008 by Filed under: Bass Fishing 

Bass fishing

The forecast is very kind, the tide is perfect, so come and join a few of us for a spot of Bass fishing on Saturday evening, 4.00pm ferry bridge car park, just bring your fly gear or spinning gear, its been on the blog for a while, so no excuse, please bring the family for a fun filled evening…

We could take one home for supper….

I plan to be there at 4pm, providing I get all the upper water mown in time….

August 29, 2008 by Filed under: Fishing 

Loud’s Mill fish pass

My first visit since the completion of the fish pass and very impressive it is too. Here is a short video clip of the pass and notice how slow the water is as it reaches the bottom – brilliant..

and I spotted this big brown in the shallows!
August 17, 2008 by Filed under: Loud's Mill Fish Pass 

It Flows!

Pictures of the fish pass flowing properly for the first time are attached and I’m really pleased with how it looks.

Dawnus will be pulling off site by the end of next week, having completed a superb piece of work.

Andy Martin
Fisheries Technical Specialist

August 12, 2008 by Filed under: Loud's Mill Fish Pass 

Loud’s Mill fish pass

Well the project is very much in its final stages with the majority of works having been completed. Dawnus have spent the week finishing off various pieces of work including, the fitting of the mesh flooring over the fish pass, installing the lighting box for the video equipment and fitting out the new kiosk. This has included having the power hooked up and turned on.

On Monday the divers will be back in to cut the sheet piles in front off the fish pass, with a temporary stop log being installed to keep the fish pass dry (for now). On Thursday the trash boom is being delivered and this should be installed by the end of the week. On Friday the divers will be back to install the GRP extension to bottom of the fish pass that will hold one of the PIT tag aerials. As long as this work all goes to plan the temporary stopped log is scheduled to be removed next Monday (11th) and the water will flow down the fish pass for the first time. If anyone would like to attend the site while this is happening then please contact me first.

Dawnus are then aiming to finish on-site and by completed by the 15th.

We (that is a colleague and myself) will be back on site with the supplier of the PIT tag equipment to install it at the beginning of September. In the meantime though we should have the video equipment up and running to see if any fish choose to use the pass in August.

I’ll send a final update when the water flows (so to speak).

Andy Martin
Fisheries Technical Specialist

August 2, 2008 by Filed under: Loud's Mill Fish Pass, River Work