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PostSubject: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:30 pm

Big strong boys required Cool

The gravel for the spawning channel is being delivered this coming week and has been arranged to put it in on Saturday 17th March.

Timing is critical as ever ahead of the fish spawning.

We need volunteers down on the day to help move it from the lock to the channel, then people in river spreading it. The EA managed to secure some sort of motorized barrows, so should help. We may need some other barrows but will let you know.

Waders if possible for the in-river work, life jackets supplied, solid rake if you have one.

Meet 09:30, by the lock

May look to do a clean up round the island if there is time and depending on numbers.

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PostSubject: gravel into penton hook, sat 17th march   Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:44 pm

Count me in for that Dave, i,ll have Three shredded wheats before i start.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:56 pm

Nice one, pick you up from the normal place Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:29 pm

And a big social fish in afterwards... ;-)
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PostSubject: gravel into penton hook, sat 17th march   Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 pm

Only if you want to get nicked, its the close season mate
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:36 pm

Thus the " ;-) "
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:47 pm

Ha ha, I am bringing my Eel gear Laughing Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:50 am

See you all there.
Just spoke to Keith and he said he will probably be there,but wont be joining TAC
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Cheers Trevor
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:42 pm

Me and my son can make it for a couple of hours if that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:07 am

Cheers Colin

We are a bit short on numbers for Saturday so if you are coming along, please stick your hand up. It is a very short notice events as the gravel has been delivered and cant be left just sitting around. Can imagine what a few kids could do spreading it around.

Let us know asap, cheers

As normal waders if possible, but may have spares, a couple of shovels and rakes.

It will take around 3-4 hours in total and incredibly worthy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:53 pm

Managed to sort my day out for tomorrow, so will see whoever is coming around 9.30 by the lock. James A is ill, so not around, a few others missing as well.

This was very short notice and think that as its the first Saturday of the close season, so a Saturday off, we are a bit short, understandably.


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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:40 pm

We will be there and wife may come to help after twelve if need be Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:05 pm

I will be working for a while in the morning but I will try to get down late morning if I can.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:17 pm

hi dave,
would love to have come down so you could show me all those hot swims at pent hook but saturdays are rammed for me at the shop with all the commercial fissheries around us........ Sad Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:28 pm

Chaps not a problem about getting along, it's all voluntary so as little or as much at anytime Smile

In the end numbers were good with about 12 people on and off during the day including EA fisheries.

We all put on a proper shift, moved 7 tonnes of gravel into the channel. The motorised barrows didn't turn up and the EA guys are not impressed with the supplier. So all barrowed by hand and then tipped or shovelled in.

Created one area with a slightly deeper pool, slowing up the flow and have plans to put some woody debris in very soon.

Best of all, just after we finished saw a Dace going up stream, lovely to see.

Next tasks are woody debris, getting the fencing repaired, boom across the main sluice from the river to stop all the rubbish coming down and the EA to get signage making this important nursery a protected area.

My bones are aching tonight, thanks everyone who turned up Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:21 pm

Well done chaps. Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:28 am

well done everyone,couldnt get along as had my kids for the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:58 am

Made it along for a brief 90 minute slot between other activities!
Matthew took a couple of photo's and a video:






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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:47 pm

David Harvey wrote:
The motorised barrows didn't turn up and the EA guys are not impressed with the supplier.

Boo HiSS ;-)

Actually I think some of us benefited from the exercise (or that's what my aching body tells me) and only being able to load the barrows individually was probably the limiting factor so they wouldn't have shortened the task significantly.

The stream looked lovely when the water cleared with all that sparkling white gravel. What self respecting mrs Dace wouldn't be seduced into letting mr Dace have his way on such crisp clean bedding?

I've really enjoyed the mornings'+ hard labour on Penton Hook:, great surroundings, great people and a great project.
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:41 pm

Excellent work guys !! Well done
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:41 pm

did i spot the crab
bounce bounce cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:44 pm

Yes indeed, he not back on the forum but up for a few events Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gravel into Penton Hook, Sat 17th March   Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:54 pm

new that he would be there couldnt come football again cant wait for end of the season about 3 weeks can get back invovled again
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