The scene in the car park on my arrival, was not what I was hoping for, but after a month of showers and warm weather – it was inevitable that the grass would have grown like mad! Never the less, when you have a willing group of volunteers and some heavy duty machines, what canContinue reading “Padworth Work Party”
Thursday 2nd June was the final preparation work party for the river Mole at Cobham, prior to the new season starting on the 16th June. A big thank you must be given to BGL for cutting a pathway along the whole stretch, from the stepping stones over the ditch, to the boundary. They also cutContinue reading “River Mole Work Party”
Saturday 30th April was another busy day on one of CALPAC’S premier fisheries. The first two swims you come to as you approach the lake, had a complete makeover. The existing timber structures were removed, and new and improved swims were constructed in their place. Much of the pathway around the lake was opened upContinue reading “Manor Pond Work Party”
Three consecutive days spent on two of our River Kennet fisheries, has ensured that season 22/23 would be an enjoyable angling experience for any members wetting a line at either Padworth or Bulls Lock. With the very hard work completed at Bulls Lock last April, this visit was more cosmetic based. The fishery has aContinue reading “River Kennet Padworth and Bulls Lock”
Another Saturday, another work party. This week saw us at the River Mole fishery in Cobham, clearing up some of the Storm Eunice tree casualties, and doing some swim preparation for the new season. Big thanks to Ken, Frank and Chris for helping me on the day. I hope the Nutella Brownie made your dayContinue reading “River Mole Cobham”
Saturday 5th March 2022 saw the start of our rejuvenation of the Stew Pond, to turn it into an excellent all round fishery. The work was carried out by myself, member John Walker and the two Stew Pond bailiffs, Dave and Alex. Most of the work was focused on cutting down overhanging branches and clearingContinue reading “Stew Pond completed work party”
There will be a work party at the Stew Pond on the above date. Please feel free to attend anytime between 9am – 2pm.
There will be a work party on the River Mole at Cobham on the above date. Please feel free to attend any time between 9am – 1pm.
On Saturday 20th November, we started the restoration of swims on the Convent School section of the fishery. The work focused on swims 1, 2 5 and 6, which had become difficult to access and unsafe. They were all completely cleared, to provide easy access, and re-dug to make them safer for the angler. PathwaysContinue reading “River Mole fishery at Cobham 20th November 2021”
As is customary on the Padworth Fishery work party, which is always attended by Thatcham AA members and myself, the work begins in the kitchen the night before. The baking always produces a Lemon Drizzle Cake by special request and one other, which this year was a Chocolate Oreo Sponge. As a lot of workContinue reading “Padworth Fishery 22nd May 2021”