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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:57 pm

met 3 scientists from hull university doing research for the EA on species diversity today. they count the individuals and species along the same stretch of bank every 4 weeks so they can build up a database of the number of fishes incase of drought/pollution events. Nice blokes. this was along the runnymead/wraysbury stretch.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:14 pm

JeffHowe wrote:
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

Hi Jeff

will be there tomorrow, with son, will remove tent, then do some fishing

many thanks

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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:43 pm

DONE some sping cleaning with son, 1 and a 1/2 bags rubbish and one tent, rubbish was collected from the rubbish bin, tent was hinding in a no fishing zone, been there ages, found a snake under it, not sure if grass or adder, did'nt hang around to find out affraid




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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:34 pm

nice one m8, I thought you would've got your flute out and charmed it into your creel
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:42 am

here's a guardian tale for you
was out afloat yesterday and noticed that 2 of the 3 portaloos at ham car park had disappeared, anyways surprise surprise I found one upstream near the TYM lock cut, it had travelled a fair old distance on the tide
I told the lockeeper at teddington who said he'd inform the PLA, so I spent the day upstream and on the way back at canbury gardens, spotted a sand martin frantically trying to escape from the rivers surface and being eyed up as lunch by a coot, the wife scooped the martin into my hat and I held it in my hand, in the sun all the way back to my moorings at twickenham, where it decided to leave us without so much as a tweet or a flyover thankyou
and the PLA had retrieved the 2 bins and restationed them back at ham car park
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:01 am

Seems to have settled down since the start of the season. Keep the reports coming though, good or bad, it all gets sent to the EA.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:57 am

saw wot I thought were 3 foreign fishing people unloading their car yesterday at teddington
visited where I thought they were fishing early this morning, sadly they had been'n'gone, the remains of 2 fires were present, a heap of their empty beer cans and food wrappers, no signs of fish scales or feathers

maybe my crazy rant a few weeks back encouraged them to disappear early
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:17 am

James Page wrote:
saw wot I thought were 3 foreign fishing people unloading their car yesterday at teddington
visited where I thought they were fishing early this morning, sadly they had been'n'gone, the remains of 2 fires were present, a heap of their empty beer cans and food wrappers, no signs of fish scales or feathers

maybe my crazy rant a few weeks back encouraged them to disappear early

Jim was it the Manor? When I left last night there was a big group that were getting revved up for a party with rods out...
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:17 pm

no m8 teddington island itself, there were 2 bivvies at manor park this morning
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:12 pm

James i was there yesterday from 1pm to about 6pm,empty cans were already there when i arrived (few rats too).There were three Polish guys fishing the island from about 4pm ,talked to them for about an hour they seemed to be ok .
Perhaps some sort of sign (in different languages) would encourage people to take their rubbish home Idea
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:47 pm

pukka m8, hows about giving us the text in polish for
please do not leave litter
the lighting of fires is illegal
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:17 pm

Prosimy o nie zaśmiecanie terenu.
Palenie ognisk surowo zabronione!
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:11 am

crikey, you boys like your z, and I dont mean the sleeping variety

many thanks m8, I'll get our poster guru martin on it, although with his workload at the mo, I'm a bit hesitant

mucho mucho appreciated buddy
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PostSubject: PENTON HOOK LOCK 3/4 SEPTEMBER 2011   Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:51 pm

There was a few people over night stay/fishing on the Island, dog owners complained to Lock Keeper about it and human poo, their dogs rolling in it, I did have a look around but could not find any, plus the dead swon.


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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:56 am

nice one keith, would love to pop down there one evening, any idea if there's a night that'd be best to catch'em
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:02 am

the best time is at the weekends,
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:21 am

cheers m8
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:25 pm

it was repoted to me by an other angler, that he has seen 2 men on a boat putting in some nets/cages, are where marked by marker boys, there was 3 put in, yesterday, there is 1 lefted, photo taken and reported to all person in the know





the locations is wire 3 or C, where the river rounds round the Island

the blue bottle
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:03 pm

Keith, what you do on Crab's Island is inspirational mate.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:30 pm

Thanks Keith, no1 guardian Smile

The EA have just said that it maybe a legally consented trap and will report back. Understand that it would be tagged as such.

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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:20 pm

crazy crabs island treasures are safe me hearties
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:56 pm

filled a bag of rubbish from beverley brook today,and also pulled out a bike and a car tyre.
trotted the river with maggots for about 500yards.
caught a dozen or so chub and a few decent sized roach Very Happy

walked back upriver and plucked out over fifty carrier bags and numerous bits of plastic.
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:02 pm

Nice one Willie. That brook's a beautiful place - good to know it's being kept that way Smile
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:15 pm

its a gem stevoull have to have a go sometime with me?
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PostSubject: Re: River Guardians Reports 2011/12   Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:45 pm

nice one willie
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