Latest Posts Under: River Work

Riffles Riffles and Riffles

Today we worked from dawn to dusk. We had visitors from the Environment Agency and English Nature, both bodies appeared to be pleased with the progress so far. We then had a visit from the gravel lorries, dropping off 200 tonnes of finest Dorset riffle material, and believe it or not we didnt upset any …

Looking Good and Good Hatches!

Called in on the river improvements on the Lower Water this evening and found John Aplin driving a dumper truck with a huge grin on his face. The works are going extremely well and hopefully fingers crossed they will be completed by the weekend. The diggers have contoured long lengths of the Lower Water and …

Bockhampton project

Today was another leap forward for the clubs on going commitment, to conservation work on it’s fishing. At 8am today the arrival of a 15 ton digger and a 9 ton dumper signaled the start of the creation of 207m of wet margins, Joe expertly maneuvered the machine to carve out a graded bank down …

Works Update

The lower water is ready for the arrival of all the large machinery on Monday the 9th October, to create the 3 riffles, 3 willow groynes, and to re profile 200m of river bank, we also hope to have a fair bit media coverage, the start (ok a week later, due to weather) is a …

Electrofishing Day

Misty Morning The morning was still but very misty as we all met at Lower Bockhampton and the expectation was that the sun would burn through later in the morning. The kit and boat were unloaded and we were ready to go. As in the past few years we were joined by Anton Ibbotson and …

Lower Water Works

The river improvement works will be starting on the 2nd October. There will be a digger on site, so fishing on the Lower Water will be effected. But please do pop along to see the work, I’m sure they will find you something to do….

Fence Removal (Day 2)

We removed a lot of the fence on the friday, and even more on the saturday, infact we completed the task by mid afternoon. The GangFence removal, easiest way to remove the old posts was to drive the old drover straight over them, a huge thank you to all those who helped make it a …

Fence Removal

First of the two day working party to remove the fence down at Lower Bockhampton. Met up with John and was good to see Dave Rabson who’s on the waiting list coming out to help. We cut through the fence and heading up to the top to work back down. We were going well, one …

Restocking

Today we restocked the river with 300 11 to 14 inch fish. These were spread evenly over the Clubs waters. Many thanks to John Aplin, Peter Leatherdale and Charles Dutton for their help.

Working Party

A small working party was formed to tackle the Wolfeton Fishery. We cleared over hanging tress to provide vital light and warmth to help the weed growth. It was another cold and wet day, many thanks to John Aplin, John Streeter, Raymond Galbraith and Jim Chalmers for all their help.