De-Silting Kingfisher Lake

Please be aware that Kingfisher Lake will be closed to all access (fishing, walking, mooching, having a look) from 25th January until 2nd February – to allow contractors to de-silt the top end of the lake (see area marked in red on map below)

Kingfisher Lake probably has the highest fish density of any of our waters, and care is being taken by the contractors to ensure that the work they do doesn’t result in a de-oxygenation/fish kill scenario

Our local Environment Agency fisheries team have been assisting/advising the contractors. Stop nets and silt screens will be placed in two locations from bank to island to ensure that there is as little disturbance as possible for the fish in the main deeper part of the lake.

Kingfisher Lake De-silting Jan 2018

Kingfisher Lake De-silting Jan 2018

The area shown in red is going to be excavated to a max depth of 6ft but and average of 3ft..

For anyone wondering about the volume of fish in the lake – please take a look at this video showing a sample netting in 2015.

We can now look forwards to creating some new pegs,, and maybe holding a match or two on this lake during the coming summer

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