Latest Posts 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 …

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

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 https://get-fishing-licence.service.gov.uk/buy/licence-length

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 r.ayles@btopenworld.com If you can’t attend, why not buy a few raffle tickets – …

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.

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 …

Flow Deflectors

The flow deflectors doing their work in the recent rain

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 …

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)

More Fencing

Were out again today, but although depleted in numbers still managed to move and re-wire about 40 posts, about 20 of which were renewed. It was hard graft as all the posts had to be hand carried from Whitfield hatches about half a mile upstream – this was necessary as John’s truck was bogged down …