Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Drinkwater Park Project Part 4

This morning, the Environment Agency very kindly made two short sweeps of one of their nets through Kingfisher Lake and scooped out 10,000!!!! small roach.

A quick ride in the back of a tank and they now reside in Drinkwater Park Lake.
Please dont think that Kingfisher is now devoid of fish, we hardly touched the huge numbers of Silvers in there. This lake is rammed with roach and rudd and we have been told that cropping the fish every two or three years will improve the quality of fishing rather than harming it. Of the thousands of fish netted, very very few were larger than 3 oz - so it appears as though theres not enough food in the lake to support such large numbers of fish.
Next part of the plan is this coming Sunday morning the 4th March - when we will again be raking out weed and clearing patches in the sedge to create clear pegs. Many hands make light work - so if you can join us you will be very welcome.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

Good News

Sometimes a week can feel like a really long time - especially when your waiting for news. So as the title tells you - our good news is that the roach which the EA took away from Kingfisher last week to test for disease and parasites passed their tests with flying colours.

So weather (ice) permitting - the EA will be netting again on the 28th of Feb and moving a couple of thousand roach into Drinkwater Park Lake. A good head of silvers in Drinkies will make it worthwhile fishing again, especially as there are still some of the big tench, carp and bream left in there to throw up the odd surprise.

For those of you who are thinking of giving it a try, here's some Drinkies fish I had last winter fishing hemp and caster. Fishing should be pretty good once the new stock gets acclimatised.

Our AGM is Tuesday the 15th - sorting out a calendar of summer matches is on the agenda - so we can raise some ££££ for more improvements.