9am - half a dozen keen members turned up with wheel barrow, rakes, chair, flask, waders for a mornings weed raking to get it ready for Siltex later next month.
I'd hardly started to unpack the wheelbarrow before i noticed that Adam and Paul were setting up their pike kit, and before a rake was thrown Paul bagged this nice little pike on a dead bait.
We then got stuck into the blanket weed beds on the far bank, pulling out car seats, push bikes and various other bits of iron mongerey.
Adam managed to find himself a late xmas present.
Very encouragingly we also found lots of small tench from between half an inch to 4 inches long amongst the weed we dragged in so were extra carefull to ensure that we didnt leave any stranded on the bankside in the weed we left to dry out and die.
By lunchtime - we were all cream crackered so decided to call it a day and get some fishing in on the other lakes in Drinkwater/Phillips Park.
Lures, dead baits - even Nick Carter pike on the fly expert - none of us could bank a fish in the afternoon - though poor old Adam hooked into a NICE FISH which ran him straight into a lily bed where it threw the hook. Better luck next time Adam.
So a big thank you to Bob Morris, Ged Collins, John Spilsbury, Nick Carter, Adam Mack, Paul Carr, Mike Clare and Mike Duddy for giving up a few hours of their time to help progress the Drinkwater Park Project.
Were all out fishing next Sunday at The Old River in Irlam, but I think the weekend after Saturday the 21st Jan we'll have another 9am start and clear some more - your welcome to join us.