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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks Keith.

Ed, yes
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:52 pm

Word from the ZSL is that the materials have been delivered and they intend to start the work on Monday 12th at Clattern Bridge at 10am.
Rich, Keith, are you OK to make that time?
Do you have your own waders you can bring?
If you obtain and keep a receipt the ZSL should be able to cover your parking fees for the hours worked.

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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:19 pm

does that cover wear and tear on me and me bush bike, pain killers for me piles Crying or Very sad 


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eye can be there, worked it out, it will take me 1 1/2hrs to 1 3/4hrs if head wind to get their
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:50 pm

Keith, I can pick you up and drop you back home mate, you have a PM.

I will use my own waders.


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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:58 pm

It's only just occurred to me that I only have flimsy, breathable waders which, I suspect, are not really suitable. I have wellies but if there's a chance of borrowing size 9 or 10 waders it would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:33 pm

Yep will do Neil.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Thanks David.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:34 pm

Guys Andy S is unable to next Weds due to work commitments, thanks for letting me know yesterday mate, not a problem as you have always got stuck in.

So who can offer help for the day, it's a 10am start in Kingston town centre where the Hogsmill goes under the road near the confluence with the Thames.

If you have not had any hands on experience before then it's a good chance to get involved. We would really appreciate it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:42 pm

i be doing mon/tue, but not sure about wednesday, other commentments, have to do other commentments,
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:44 pm

Tuesday Is covered mate, you were down for Mon and Weds?
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:58 pm

Just back now from Kingston and the progress has been very good, so Ed, Neil it maybe finished today chaps.

I will update later when I hear, sorry as you may not be needed tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:14 pm

Well done chaps, very disappointed not to be pottering about in the river though Sad 
Hope you've taken plenty of photos to post up.

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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:58 pm

No problem, a successful completion is what matters. It also means I can go fishing instead Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:58 pm

Confirmed the lads completed it this afternoon, great work Keith and Richard.

First time we have worked with the Wandle Trust and pleased to be continuing the excellent relationship with the ZSL.

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Pics later or tomorrow morning.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:49 pm

Well done lads... 
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:52 pm

Lump hammer and Chisel Blisters... I got proper stuck in like, my hands aren't used to the punishment anymore! Bash  Rolling Eyes  Laughing 


Good laugh today and good to make a bit of a difference concerning eel passage on the Hogsmill.


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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:01 pm

Well done lads good work  
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:27 pm

Well done again chaps, I stayed till around 12:30 but had to get to work. Special thanks to Mrs H who ferried us around as Rich parked in my drive.

A few pics of the day  

Taking all the kit down





The area under the historic bridge



First tiles going in



Rich chipping away at the top ledge to get more water down (blistered hands )



Drilling through the tiles into the base, screws put in to hold them down







More and more





Ooooh its dark





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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:39 pm

Top work lads, well done, I smell a press release coming on

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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:41 pm

I'm the one with the bright green wellys, over me stomerk and a drill in me hand,
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:12 pm

More pics to follow mate when I get them Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:09 pm

Well done lads, looks like a great place.It looks like your putting down rubber mats with
nobles on. Can you tell how it works? I think its interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:10 pm

Eel wriggles round nobbles.  Up it goes.  Simple as that!  

Earlier in the year we noticed that a similar one was being put in at Molesey up the boat lift, they had to gouge out a channel in the concrete at the top to send some flow down it.  But ever since then the level has been held so low that not a drop has passed over it.

This location is much better as there is always water flowing properly over the weir and no sluices to mess things up.

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PostSubject: Re: New Eel pass install - volunteers wanted!   Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:22 am

Probably a little more scientific than that John. In this case the sloped overspill was just smooth with no grooves or consistent crevices for the eels to use. They are pretty resourceful but here would just slide down again.

So what this does is give enough purchase that they, as Ed said, wriggle around he nobbles.

This is worth a read with the closest item being the Akwadrain plastic substrate, it's all very clever.

The more familiar Bristle board is used when the slope is more acute.

http://cdn.environment-agency.gov.uk/geho0411btqc-e-e.pdf

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