Thank You Members.
Although we have a schedule of works and potential tasks that need attention it is not always possible to get round to doing them immediately. This last week (11 – 18 Feb) there have been opportunities where members have been out on the waters, and without needing to disrupt angling or call for any assistance, they have carried out litter picks and canal drags. Thank you all for your efforts and commitment to keeping our waters pristine. There is more that can be done with a member base of over 900 members it can’t always be someone else’s job to do it! Don’t always think it is someone else’s responsibility; Story time:
This is a story about four people, named Everybody,Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.
Sunday 03 March and Sunday 10 March. Vulcan Res
It is proposed to hold 2 Sunday work parties on Vulcan Res (3 and 10 March). There are 8? pegs that are in need of renovation, 2 were done late last year as a ‘test’ to gauge the manpower and resources required.
Work schedule for the peg renovation : The diamond plate will be removed, the wood structure removed/disassembled, scaffolding poles made secure, new wood planks installed and the diamond plate reinstalled. We achieved this with 3-4 people on each peg in less than an hour per peg. The more that turn up the more we can achieve on each day of the work party.
The Res will be closed to fishing on both these Sundays, if we do not achieve the peg renovation on these 2 Sundays then the Res will be closed on further days so this vital work can be carried out.
This is the only major work required on this water and getting it done this early in the year will negate the chances of further closures as grass cutting and tree pruning can be carried out without closing the water.
If you are turning up then you will not require any tools, other than cordless drill/screwdriver, hammer if you have these.
Please bring work gloves
Information on this event are posted in the Official Forum and on Facebook link.
Sunday 6/1/2019 First one of the New Year. Havannah Flash
Proposed to cut steps into the steep bank at Peg 25 and 26. I fished Peg 26 on the last match (30/12/18) and was pretty intimidated in getting down to the peg, very wet and slippery. Peg 25 was the same and Chris Grehan who fished it, is no spring chicken, and needed assistance to get to his peg. Tony Smith and Ray Roughley have previously fixed these platforms up and while needing a bit of tarting up the access is what needs attention desperately. Should be a good 3 hours or so of work and hopefully with help they can be fully accessible in all weathers.
Big thanks to Tony Smith for fixing up 2 pegs on Havannah Flash, without assistance.
Sunday 25/11/18 Vulcan Res,
replace one/a few of the unsafe pegs. To determine how long it takes and what resources and man power required to complete all the pegs requiring replacement.
A huge thanks to all that turned out to help on Vulcan this morning.
John Austin, Ste McNally, Wayne Oshea, Chad Maughan, Eddie McLorie, Martin Egan, Tom Cox, Colin Partington and his brother and me (Eddie Marcroft).
We managed to refurbish pegs 27 and 25, this is an on going project over the coming weeks.