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Steve Holmes



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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:22 pm

Nice one Trevor - will be good to see you again. I think last time we were thigh deep in the Beverley Brook with Willie Smile

I will PM you my mobile so if you get lost I can try and help.

So we have Dave Harvey, me and James Annear, Kevin Russell, Andy and Clayton Shaw, Trevor Rowe.

Ideally, if possible, we could do with another 3 volunteers so if anyone's not got anything major going on Saturday morning your help will be gratefully received.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Thanks for map.See you Saturday cheers
Is there a tackle shop near by?
I have got to get some bait for my match on Sunday.
If not Ill get it on my way home.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Trevor Rowe wrote:
Thanks for map.See you Saturday cheers
Is there a tackle shop near by?
I have got to get some bait for my match on Sunday.
If not Ill get it on my way home.

Several. I'll lead you there when we've finished as I'll be visiting aswell. If it's maggots you want it has to be Esher Angling...anything else Surbiton Angling. Both good shops.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:52 pm

Is the pub now a TOBY carvery, just making sure I know where to head?

Also close by is Cheam Angling, best maggots I have ever seen, Roger knows how to look after his gentles.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:58 pm

Andrew Shaw wrote:
Is the pub now a TOBY carvery, just making sure I know where to head?


Sure is mate. Is where Old malden Lane meets Worcester Park Rd.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:49 pm

Last bump for Saturday's work on the Hogsmill.

New faces are very, very welcome. These work parties/litter clearances are how most of us got to know each other, so if you're a Thames angler that wants to get to know other like-minded lads, this would be ideal Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:33 pm

This is important work, will lead into in river habitat enhancements in a few months.

So a great chance to get involved, lets see a few new faces along. Smile

Bring your waders if you have them, they will be in river work and a major clean, have heard there is a sofa in the river?

Making that difference folks.

Also please bring a camera if you can,


I am going into nights but will be down with kit for the start, hope to see you there
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PostSubject: sat 18th feb hogsmill habitat enhancement   Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:36 pm

Second that Dave
Many hands make light work.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:31 pm

See you in the morning people, do we have enough wheel barrows or shall I bring the carp barrow?

Andy.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:09 pm

apologies,i have contact with my twins tomorrow.
ive not been involved in much workparties recently.the dates are just not falling kindly for me recently.
have fun lads,my enthusiasm will be with you. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:19 pm

Heres a couple of pics of the Morning, I will post a link to the full Album once its uploaded










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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Today was phase 1 of the TAC treatment. It is devoid of aquatic plant life, so the task was to cut back trees and bushes overhanging the river, to let the light in. We also cleared the river of all the rubbish that had been dumped into it - sofa, tyres, bags, carpets, lino, cans, bottles etc.

Phase 2 will be placing logs to create habitat and a series of riffles and pools. The power of the flow will be harnessed and directed which means the river will get desilted in places, leaving gravel for dace and chub to spawn on. Flow will also promote some aquatic plant life.

Thanks for giving up their Saturday mornings go to Trevor Rowe, James Annear, Andy and Clayton Shaw, Paul Snell, Kevin Russell and especially Andy Banham, who came all the way from Essex. Good also to see Dave and Harry Notley who came to say hello and to put faces to names.

May angling karma smile on you all and the river gods reward you with a few whackers Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:36 pm

Full Album Here
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PostSubject: sat 18th feb hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:42 pm






A few more, including "Ned Clayton Kelly",
Sadly i never got a picture of my new "camo" waders!
Good turn out, Nice too meet you Harry,
a lovely little river.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Me and clayton both enjoyed the morning, it's good to get stuck in sometimes and it definately makes you feel better when you look at what you have done at the end, amazing how after just a few hours of not very hard work and a laugh can change a stretch of river from looking like polluted old swamp to a nice clean towpath and River walk, a dog walker thanked us on the way back to the car and offered to buy me and clayton a drink, speaking to another guy on the river bank who mentioned witnessing a mattress being dumped was also very happy to see his local river and walk being cared for and said hopefully he will see kingfishers flying up and down it again.
There was aquatic life in the river, myself and clayton spotted the odd small fish, we had an Egret fly over at the end so there must be something to eat in there..

Well done all, see you on the next one.

Andy & Clayton.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:13 pm

Top work lads, well done.
Tell me about the green trolley, who brought that along, looks like a handy bit of gear for clean-ups.

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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:52 pm

Well done lads, top piece of work Smile

Great to meet you Kevin and Harry, and well done Clayton for coming along with you dad.

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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:02 pm

Ed Randall wrote:
Top work lads, well done.
Tell me about the green trolley, who brought that along, looks like a handy bit of gear for clean-ups.

Belongs to the EA guy to carry his Tea Kit, was not handy when trying to lift it over the gate Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:40 pm

Should also say thanks to Andy B, its a decent drive over from the NE Thames region to come and help out, always appreciated mate and always good to see you. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:45 pm

From those who couldn't make it down, a massive thank you is due.

Cheers guys and I hope to get involved in these as soon as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:25 am

as a service engineer i have to like driving and my firms roots are the surrey area so its good to be able to stop and get a proper look at rivers i have gone past before. the EA are undermanned and under funded this is a great way to help them to help ourselves. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:47 pm

well done to all those who turned up and got stuck in, would like to have been there but am busy with football most weekends.
will try and get more involved with the tidy ups when the season (football not fishing) is over.
once again well done, does alot of good for the perceived image of anglers to be seen looking after places and not just using them for our own ends.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:20 pm

Nice work, lads... keep us posted on dates for Phase 2!

Theo
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:22 pm

Did I miss Phase Two, was looking forward to this one and the missus wants an excuse to make some more rock cakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Sat 18th Feb Hogsmill habitat enhancement   Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:31 am

No you didnt miss it mate.

The emphasis of works on the Hogsmill has changed as the Wandle Trust secured a successful bid from DEFRA's catchment restoration fund, so effectively now the EA's efforts will go with them. Shame considering this event and previous things we have done down there but is how much of any river work goes now.

Nothing to stop us going and doing cleans ups, nothing at all.
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