Thursday 11th September 2014

Thursday 11th September 2014

George Wallace

Thursday 11th Sept:

We had a good day yesterday repairing the track from the locked gate to the car park at Rodens Hall. 20 tons of ballast, a good man with a JCB and some help with strimming and levelling from Keith and Barry, left Derek and I to see the job completed in the afternoon. This is not a motorway, of course; just a farm track. However, it is now passable by ordinary road cars - although if you drive a Lamborghini you'll still need to take care. The photo was difficult because the sun was shining straight down the track towards the camera.

On the fishing front, Martin came by in the morning and said he had seen a big fish in the Ferry Pool which took no interest in his fly. Karl and Alan had a good day at Groves Farm, catching around 70 fish between them, including grayling, sea-trout and brown trout on wet fly, dry fly and nymph as the fishes' fancy changed during the day. Nigel and I also walked the banks from the Pickhill car park all the way to the Pump House (and back) to plan the removal of trees which have either already fallen or seem likely to do so in the next storm.

Karl with a nice grayling of about 1 1/4 lbs on dry fly.

WORK PARTY POSTPONED BECAUSE OF ROAD CLOSURES ON SUNDAY.We have a work party on Sunday, so if you can spare an hour or two we will be pleased to welcome you on the Royal Oak car park ready for a 10 o'clock start.