Thanks to a very generous grant from The Hamilton Davies Trust we have been able to stock 300 10inch+ tench into the Old River in Irlam.
We are going to be spending considerable time, energy and cash on this venue during 2016 and hope that the work we do will finally bring the place back to life as a fishery.
As you can see from the pictures below – we have gone for quality rather than quantity – and have bought fish that are 4+ years old in the knowledge that they will be ready to spawn this summer.
Our plan for the Old River this year includes replanting the floating islands, taking 18 inches off the depth of the lake by cleaning out the outflow channel, removing the old failing wooden platforms and replacing them with new pegs, rebuilding the disabled fishing pegs, constructing new steps down to some of the less accessible pegs, stocking more fish, planting new reed and lily beds, refurbishing the floating islands………the list seems endless but we are 100% committed to restoring this fishing gem to its former glories.
There will be lots of skills needed, and lots of opportunities for you to take part in our work parties – the dates of which will be announced at the end of this month.
We’re going to be busy !!
Many thanks Hamilton Davies Trust