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Fish cakes and diggers….

The days tend to blur into one at this time of the year, what with changing seasons, shorter days and river work deadlines.

Andrea, Lib’s and I spent most of the weekend flying about looking for fish to fill the freezer before the weather changes and the boat has to come off its summer mooring.

Lib’s and I spent most of Friday night chasing Bass, I dropped a good fish at first light on a popper over some exposed reef, before heading east and actually caught some cracking Pollack, then the three of us needed a top up of Mackerel and ended up travelling over twenty miles in search of this fabulous fish…………Nothing, no sign…….. we have developed some stunning fish cake recipes, all with our home smoked fish, but the forecast is promising for the rest of this week……

It has to be said, we have a good fish stock, some great produce from our allotment, and some stunning shooting for the coming winter.

The weather was great until the afternoon on Saturday, and Lib’s seems to be taking charge of navigation, so we headed back in shore and checked our pots, great one Prawn!

September and October are always seriously busy, and I am very proud of the river enhancements that our “Riverworks” team have delivered so far this autumn, some of these projects we actually started planning before Christmas 2009!

Today we began an partnership project involving the Frome Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association and the Environment Agency, with us as joint contractors with Kingcombe Aquacare.

Further great river enhancements on an old Dorset estate, and as with all our projects a full report to follow on varoius related websites.

We have lots of people involved on this project, all with strong personal objectives, and all with an overwhelming passion for the future welfare of our Chalk rivers.