Manor Pond 17th April 2021

This proved to be a very productive work party, considering only four members attended on the day, including myself. The majority of the work consisted of pruning many of the tree limbs, which were overhanging the lake. This was definitely needed, judging by the amount of fishing lines and rigs removed at the same time.Continue reading “Manor Pond 17th April 2021”

Padworth Fishery 14th – 15th April 2021

This work party was a two fold project. The first objective was to prepare the fishery for the start of the Trout fishing season. The second objective was to gauge what other work would be required at the big work party on Saturday 22nd May. Both objectives were met fully, with plenty of bankside swimsContinue reading “Padworth Fishery 14th – 15th April 2021”

Bulls Lock Fishery 12 – 13 April 2021

This was a two day project to revamp our Bulls Lock fishery. There was a lot of hard work involved, and because of its nature, the work became an evolving process. On arrival at the fishery, you could not see swim number five from swim number one, although they were along the same straight. ByContinue reading “Bulls Lock Fishery 12 – 13 April 2021”

Snargate Fishery Work Party-7th March 2021

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, I decided to carry out this work party by myself. I worked on two of the original swims which were created for us by the EA about ten years ago. The Willow berms they installed to stop the swims eroding, had become very overgrown. I cleared the areaContinue reading “Snargate Fishery Work Party-7th March 2021”

Bulls Lock, Sulhamstead and Snargate October 2020

During October I visited the Bulls Lock Fishery and the Sulhamstead Fishery on the River Kennet, and the Snargate Fishery in Kent, so I could replace the existing CALPAC signs with new signs inclusive of up to date information. I also carried out some swim clearance work at Snargate, so there is easy access forContinue reading “Bulls Lock, Sulhamstead and Snargate October 2020”

Sulhamstead Fishery River Kennet

On Thursday 30th July I visited our Sulhamstead fishery to carry out some extra swim clearance and preparation. All the work concentrated on the area between the cattle drink and the 2nd gate. It was very noticeable whilst I was at the fishery, how many different year classes of fish there were cruising around inContinue reading “Sulhamstead Fishery River Kennet”

Padworth Fishery River Kennet

On Wednesday 29th July I visited our Padworth Fishery to fit the memorial plaque to the bench in remembrance of our former General Secretary Malcolm Milford-Scott. It was a privilege for me to carry out this task, because I helped Malcolm install the bench last September. This is the bench he kindly made in remembranceContinue reading “Padworth Fishery River Kennet”