Latest Posts Under: River Work

Upper Water River Work

Even during lockdown work continues to prep the River ready for the start of the season. Sadly no work parties, they are permitted, but it has been decided to err on the side of caution. John Aplin and his small team have just completed work on the Upper Water, leaving one huge willow to winch …

COVID Work Parties

With current COVID restrictions and the need to control numbers, it was decided not to open this winters work parties to all Members – don’t worry we will be after plenty of volunteers next winter! This Friday, two small COVID compliant teams did sterling work, one on the Stinsford Side Stream and the other on …

River Work and Found Net

John Aplin and his team continue their work, this time on the Southover Beat on the River Piddle. They have also worked on the Upper Water where they found a landing net, if you have lost one, please contact John via his mobile: 07889 680464 or email: john@riverworks.co.uk

COVID and River Work

It has been decided that work parties are put on hold, especially during the second lockdown. Hopefully in December a few Members will be allowed to help the Keeper, until then he will continue to work using his team of Kevin and Sunni. They have been busy tree clearing and so far they have done …

Weeding Cutting and Day Tickets

A small band of Members braced the wet conditions and helped River Keeper John Aplin with a weed cut on the Affpuddle beat. The beat is now looking in tip-top condition ready for the BWO evening rises. Unfortunately this beat is not available on a Day Ticket, but it is now possible to purchase Day …

Positive News

John Aplin our River Keeper is still able to work on the Club’s water. After a winter of flooded fields, he has along list of jobs to do. He will be concentrating on repairs to stiles and bridges, also where possible removing any winter fallen trees. Once we get the green light from the Government …

Autumn Tidy Up

Well another season that rather flew by… Now that the mowing and strimming season is over and done with it is nice to get on with some autumnal projects, surprised by the amount of heavy rain over the last few weeks we have had to juggle our days around rising rivers, luckily with the help …

Working Parties – October 2019

Middle Water

Dear Members – Another whole week of work parties. We have decided to have another 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. …

Team Effort

A bit of a team effort at Whitfield, trimming back a little overgrown willow, great work Kev, Robin and John

Winters Work Parties

The last of the winters work parties, a good turnout for some gentle fencing work on the upper water, a bonfire to clear up the remainder of the cut willow and a celebratory pasty and doughnut. A huge thank you to all who turned out to help over the last few months, we have achieved …