Members attention is drawn to the Health and Safety Guidelines now published on this website.
Although the club enjoys some of the best river trout fishing in the area, we are increasingly aware of the continued impact of agriculture, new roads, increased demands for water abstraction, disposal of waste, and many other insults from the encroachment of rural and urban developments.
With this in mind the club enlisted the help of the South West Fisheries division of the Environment Agency to formulate a plan of action to protect and improve the trout habitat in our rivers.
We met initially to identify and discuss shortfalls in the fishery and to select areas where improvements could be made.
We then drew up a list of perceived problems and their causes , based upon members' input, the results of two EA electrofishing surveys, and a private invertebrate and fisheries study. We also identified possible remedial actions.
We finally decided upon the following individual projects:-
- Gravel cleaning on the R. Culvery
- Reducing channel width below Codshead
- Trash Dam and Bank Clearance
- Alder Root Disease and Bank Stability
- Tucker's Weir
Over the past year or so our projects page has grown in size considerably because of frequent updates, and I can now no longer keep all the material on just one page or it will take ages to download. As a consequence I have created two new pages to provide faster access to the details of our projects:-
Projects Page 1 Gravel cleaning on the R. Culvery Reducing channel width below Codshead
Projects Page 2 Trash Dam and Bank Clearance Alder Root Disease and Bank Stability Tucker's Weir
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