Sat, 25 Mar|
Our very popular bank-side BBQ is back again. This is our first 'in person' event of 2023. Please RSVP.
Time & Location
25 Mar, 13:30 – 15:30
Tremayne Water, https://w3w.co/spans.blink.sling
About the Event
This is our first 'in-person' event of the 2023 year and will follow our bank maintenance session.
We're planning a start time of 9:30am for our bank maintenance work and the BBQ will start at 1.30pm. Please RSVP to let us know you can join us and to ensure we can plan for food and drink.
About our bank maintenance work
The Club has earned an excellent reputation for its habitat improvement work and as a result we've developed a highly successful relationship with the Fishery Officers at the Environment Agency. This has all been made possible by the excellent work done by Club members on our maintenance and habitat improvement sessions and our Club is now seen as one of the top two fly fishing clubs in the West Country.
Existing members will know that our bank maintenance sessions are highly sociable and productive - if you cannot join us for the start of the session you are very welcome to join us for lunch but please RSVP to let us know so we can plan appropriately.
We work closely with riparian owners, farmers and agencies to ensure that we are working collaboratively to enhance the quality of our fishery. There are three main areas of work that we undertake including Maintenance, Habitat Improvement and Access.
Maintenance activities are likely to include trimming of excessive overhanging tree and shrub growth, appropriate strimming of excessive bank-side growth, removal of all plastic and rubbish from the river and banks, maintaining and trimming the hedge and grass around the Fishing Hut at Tramayne Water.
Habitat improvement is a key objective of our sessions – this will include: control of invasive plant species; managing and maintaining ‘cover’ for juvenile trout; managing and maintaining appropriate shade cover for both pools and riffles. Overheating of the river in hot weather causes stress and even death for fish so maintaining the correct level of shade is an important function of our habitat maintenance work. Our management and maintenance of the ‘vegetated riparian zone’ is also important because it plays a crucial role in supporting the success of many aquatic insects. Stabilising our banks with the introduction of appropriate planting and timber are also a key-tasks to reduce the effect of bank erosion and damage caused by spates.
Providing safe access throughout our fishery ensures that members can make the most of our varied fishery. This season we will be introducing new access facilities on Tramayne Water with the use of ropes and ladders. We will also be working with the local farmer to provide access over the new electric fence. Likewise, we will be working with the local farmer on our upper Taw section to provide access over new stock fences.
Tools & clothing
Tools to bring with you are: Chainsaw (if you have a chainsaw license), slashers, petrol-strimmers, loppers and bow saws would all be very useful. Please also come equipped with waders, working gloves and your own personal safety equipment.