This work party was very ad hoc, because it wasn’t planned for the date it took place. But saying that, my thanks go to Frank Sperring and Ken Swan for helping me on the day at very late notice.
The weather forecast for the day, thankfully didn’t run true to form and the heavy rain had finished by 10am. This allowed us to focus on reopening swim number one, which was closed last year because it had become unsafe. New steps were cut in to the bank, and a lot of branches were cut back to improve access and casting. The area to the left of the swim was also cleared of overhanging branches to facilitate better trotting conditions for the angler.
The rest of the fishery underwent the usual swim clearing, and tidying up. One gravel run swim was cleared of some large rubbish which had settled on the river bed. This included a large pump hose and haulage webbing. This now promises to be a very good swim for the future. The photos below are of swim one, which does look very tempting.