New projects for 2021
We have got several projects in the pipeline at the moment which should come to fruition this year.
We are working to reopen Copston Magna as soon as possible, with the beginning of March looking like the most likely date at the moment. For the time being it remains closed and we will notify you all as soon as we can open.
Aerators have been ordered for Wolvey and we are just waiting for stock to arrive in the Uk to allow a date to be set for installation. If all goes well they should be operational by the spring.
A new lodge is being sourced for Copston Magna and when installed should improve the overall experience, giving us somewhere to shelter when it rains.
The biggest news by far is that we are in the process of acquiring a new lake. Without giving too much away, but enough to tickle your tastebuds, the new lake is a disused quarry in the same general area as our current ones. It is big and more importantly it is deep, we think around forty feet deep. This new lake will be our boat fishing lake primarily with some bank fishing as well. We have acquired some boats which are being repainted and prepared and we have applied to the EA for a permit to stock it. As soon as this all becomes official we will let you know.
Covid aside, 2021 promises to be a good year for the club.
Argulus Fish Louse - Control
Our lakes at Wolvey have periodically had an issue with Argulus fish louse and in Jan 2019 we became aware of trials involving the the placing of black plastic pipes in the margins where Argulus can lay there eggs, which can easily be removed to dry and kill the eggs. So we decided to give it a go, placing 4 pipes in each lake. To our surprise after just several days the pipes were covered in egg strings, as the photo below shows.
Encouraged by early success, we now intend to install more pipes.
Further information can be found on the Canal and River Trust website at :-
Wolvey Work Party Team - 28th April 2019
For general lakeside maintenance (grass cutting, hedge trimming etc) work parties are planned throughout the year. Work parties are organised for a Sunday morning, commencing at 9am and generally finishing about 1.00pm. The more volunteers that turn up the more we are able to do. Work party dates are posted adjacent to the booking in areas and can also be found in the Diary date section of the website.
Other larger projects are organised on an ad hoc basis with members notified by email if volunteers are required.
Click on the left tabs to view various past projects.
During November 2018, we took delivery of 34 tons of material to re surface the track that had become rutted and full of pot holes, plus the area in front of the lodge. With the assistance of a farmer an excellent job was made.