Sheepbridge Weir Baffles

Possible Low Flows On the Loddon Over Bank Holiday Weekend

We have been notified by the Environment Agency that they will be fitting a baffle system to the weir at Sheepbridge (Swallowfield), starting 22-08-19 and is due to finish early next week. As a result of this, the downstream levels may be lower than normal, however siphons will be running to help maintan flow which will be monitored.

We would ask all members who intend fishing over the next few days to be aware of the situation, but also to report anything abnormal that mat be happening over this period such as fish in distress etc. The hotline number is 0800 80 70 60.

We would hope that once complete, it will aid in fish migration both up and down stream.

Working Party - Decoy Pond 27th July

A big thank you to all of those who managed to attend the working party on the Decoy Pond on the 27th July 2019. The weed growth has been rather prolific over the warmer months which has made getting a bait into the water rather difficult. The turn out was pleasantly suprising with 10 volunteers helping on the day. All of the swims were cleared and made fishable although some weed remains to help get oxygen back into the water during the daytime. The club must extend its gratitude and thanks to Barney, Lee, Nigel, Norman, Martin, Russ, Bob, Lee and Debbie for their help, but most of all to young Mia for coping with a rather oversize pair of chest waders, getting in the water and pulling out weed along with the rest of us., A true inspriation, Well done young lady.

There will be some more working parties in the near future on the river in preparation for the gravel introductions and on the pond to pollard some of the island trees. We will send out emails nearer the time, hopefully with a little more notice.

Once again, many thanks to those who attended today.