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Cumbrian Fish Rescue

Last week we responded to an urgent request from www.keller-ge.co.uk  to carry out a fish removal operation in Uldale, Cumbria, for their clients http://www.unitedutilities.com/default.aspx, the fish removal was a legal requirement by the Environment Agency prior to work by the contractors to restore the reservoir fish pass channel.

The same day we were loaded and on our way north, 7 hour’s later we reached our overnight stop and were on site early the next morning at the Chapel House Dam.

Following a detailed site induction and risk assessment of the structure, and working in conjunction with the construction engineer’s, we successfully carried out our fish rescue, and controlled de-water. 

As the fish pass structure on this reservoir dam was drained down, we were able to electric fish each section individually, removing Brown Trout, Eel’s and Brook Lamprey to their new home, just downstream of the temporary coffer dam, enabling work to commence immediately.   

We would like to thank the contractors on site for their professionalism and help, and also the Environment Agency for turning around the electric fishing consent so quickly.

Our electric fishing link – http://www.casterbridgefisheries.co.uk/environmental-monitoring/electric-fishing/

 

 

Lamson Litespeed

A good friend of mine just sent me this e mail – I have a brand new in the box series 1 Waterworks Lamson Litespeed fly reel for sale ,with a brand new WF5 Cortland Clear Creek fly line . I brought it back from the States when we moved back. I am selling it with the line for £125 !! This is a bargain for someone looking for a top quality fly reel .. If you know anyone who might be looking for one ,please let them know .Cheers mate… How good it that offer, if you fancy treating yourself please give me a ring or come and see the reel at the next  http://www.dorsetchalkstreams.co.uk/ meeting.

Elliots Grayling

After a pretty hard week at work, Elliot and I found a couple of hours to get out for a little nymph fishing for the stunning Grayling that live here in the Frome valley, not a monster but a truly beautiful fish, and as we always say… Well angled that man…

Tree work…

We have been working on a stunning little West Dorset river, pollarding and canopy raising, letting in some valuable light, improving the habitat for this population of totally wild Brown Trout……