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Ken Wheeler



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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:39 pm

Thames at Staines behind Home Base (where we done the litter pick) closed up stream to Bell Weir locked gate across the towpath any one no the reason why
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PostSubject:   River Guardians Reports        Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:09 pm

No ken I am not sure is it worth asking the lock keeper?
What was the litter like on that stretch as I have not been able to get down there to look.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:39 pm

Ken Wheeler wrote:
Thames at Staines behind Home Base (where we done the litter pick) closed up stream to Bell Weir locked gate across the towpath any one no the reason why

Yes - they are doing works to the banks: "revertment" or some such term.

From reading a notice at Bell Weir, I seem to recall the works are due to finish this month some time.

EDIT: "Revetment": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revetment
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:53 pm

just been to Crabs Island, one bag of rubbish, nothing to re-port about, meet one other local island cleaner, must remember to take note book and pen, name was, god, forgot, Mort is think, memory going, so hopperly he will join us, as he is there most days, lock keeper knows him,

some people roobed some stuff of the lock keeper, tools, we need a rack to clean the entrace of spawning channel as it is now at the bottom of the thames
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks mate, we will get something sorted out.

As a general note to everyone, let us know what you see, hear. All the info gets fed back to the EA and they do take notice. So, good or bad, post it up folks.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:11 pm

THERE was some people on Penton hook Island, youngster/teens, around 6, light a fire, I think the police helicopter was there, a number of people fishing over night, two vans reversed down side road at 0400hrs, with "I am reversing sounds", to pick all thire stuff up, all swims where clean, they are getting wise to me and not leaving any stuff behind





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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:29 pm

Keith Collett wrote:
THERE was some people on Penton hook Island.... the police helicopter was there,

A Lynx or a Puma?
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:58 am

m8, we cant have crab island defiled like this
is thursday night a regular occurence, as I wanna get down there and see for myself
gonna try to speak to the residents on the opposite bank next week, as per your suggestion, and try to formulate a cunning plan to deal with it

opinions please chaps
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:20 am

Needs sonone with a better IQ/grammer then me, not to hard Embarassed , to write a genial letter on problem on Penton Hook island, (Crabs Island), what we stand for, what we are doing, info on contact/people to ring, ie, the EA, if anyone would like a meeting with us, any other info, then I can deliver it to the houses along layham reach.

paper work first, introductions

find out who is and who is not interested

then meetings,
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PostSubject: river guardians report   Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Alright guys,
Got a text from David informing me of the latest sewage discharge at Hammersmith, had to work this afternoon, but have been watching the river for the last two hours, the river looks perfect (apart from the colour), nice flow, very gentle upstream wind, it looks like a mill pond, a stick float anglers paradise, the only problem is, in that two hours of watching, i have not seen one fish rise, normally at this time of the year and at this time of evening the water is alive with fish topping, not any more, its been like this every morning and evening since they polluted it on the 6th of june.
You can see when the tide is right out, that the gravel areas on the shore are covered in mud (liquidised turd), when they are normally covered with green growth.
Two Port of London vessels ( namely Chelsea and Richmond) have been up and down, but no sign of either of the bubblers.
I wish i had time to fish it, but i,m to busy at the moment and will be for the forseeable future, but if the truth be told my hearts not in it anymore, they,ve destroyed this part of the river and replaced fish with condoms and sanitary towels.
Well done Thames Water, still you cant blame them can you, they have to look after their foreign investors dont they, poor loves.
cheers
james

ps.
they still catch fish in the Ganges during the monsoon and they bury their bleeding dead in that river. welcome to Third World England.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:34 pm

Thanks for the report James, really appreciate you getting down there.

If there was no bubbler, that is quite good news, about the only part.

From what you have seen and how well you know that area, it's been hit very hard.

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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:14 am

keith I'll put summit together
james your eyes on the river are invaluable, the sentiments you feel come across loud and clear, and we all share'em for sure
have you ever thought of doing a monthly pic of the same area over a few months, so we can all see the changes
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PostSubject: river guardians reports   Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:05 pm

Who do you contact when dead dogs are exposed by the falling tide?, because right at this moment there is one lying belly up in the mud outside my place, by the looks of it, its a little white staf, probably a fighting dog,
was told one was fished out two weeks ago near to fulham football ground.
a very distressing sight
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:20 pm

That sounds like something the police should be made aware of, there's more to it than just the one dead dog Mad
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:44 am

who you call for dead dogs is unclear, no-one it seems has responsibility, its a case of the police, local RSPCA and anyone else locally you can think of
2 dead staffs in 2 weeks sounds to much of a coincidence to me, I'd emphasise the possibility there may be an organised dog fighting mob operating
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:25 pm

walked along b brook today picked up bag and half rubbish.
brook looks superb,all wildlife thriving Very Happy
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PostSubject: river guardians reports   Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:14 pm

Good news at last, the river still looks poorly, but i came home from work early 2.30pm and was greeted with the sight of at least twenty cormorants fishing in the margins on the barnes side of the river, i say fishing, but they were going bonkers, fighting each other and chasing fish all over the place, i saw two come up with what looked like bream?, could have been flounders, it was a bit too far to see.
By the time i got over there, the tide was coming in and all the activity had stopped, coming back too my side of the river (hammersmith side), there are twelve cormorants perched up on the wharf.
I never thought i would hear myself saying this, but i,m actually pleased too see this happening as it shows there are fish now back in this stretch, it might have been distressed fish, i dont know, but any sign of fish in this part of the river has got to be good news.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:43 pm

James Annear wrote:

I never thought i would hear myself saying this, but i,m actually pleased too see this happening as it shows there are fish now back in this stretch

Amen to that!
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:52 pm

nice one for the info buddy
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:59 am

Went to Crab Island yesterday, I must say this place changed a lot since last year, big well done to TAC and Keith.
On a way back saw a guy using some sort of net /bait trap ,told him it was illegal and he could get £1000 fine , he moved 100 yards downstream to his mates and started using it again Evil or Very Mad , passing by couple said they had a dead fish on the bank as well. I called EA and reported it, passing by couple said they will report it to lock keeper and police.

BTW Keith you said you need to translate something,pm me the details and i will do it.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:09 pm

Thanks for posting this up, sad to hear but well done getting it to the EA. Can you pm me the incident number as we do a weekly guardians report to the EA, so will report what you saw.

Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:12 pm

went to me Island today (Crabs Island or penton Hook lock), not much going on, very little night fishing going on, I think they no, that we no, they no, we know, that they are fishing at night time and they are cleaning up after them , so making it difficult for me to detack where, when, how many, wot cigs/beer/food they use, and been fishing over night
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:42 am

nice one keith, at least there's less rubbish
I haven't been there for what seems yonks and have gotta remedy it soon
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:14 pm

keith looks like your hard work is paying off less rubbish anyhow.lets hope that they are not neglecting the area in other ways
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PostSubject: Crab Island   Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:49 am

Hi Keith

Was fishing yesterday evening at crab island. Discarded tent in one of the 1st swims along the weir stream section. defo was not there on Saturday

Regards Jeff
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