Please note the river (left) bank of Birch Vale will be
closed from 12th – 15th December inclusive, while a
number of trees are tidied up.A
shredder will be brought onsite and may need access down the right hand bank,
so if you fish these dates and are using a bivvy be prepared to move! However
as there will be chainsaw and shredding noise throughout these days possibly
best to give the lake a miss altogether until work is complete.
One of our members, Andrew Griffiths, is setting up a Riverfly
Monitoring project on the Rivers Goyt and Sett. Riverfly Monitoring
samples the fly life at a selected site of the river on a monthly basis,
and checks for any sudden changes that may indicate signs of pollution.
Riverfly monitors are trained in Environment Agency standard
techniques, and the results are fed into a national database. There is
an article, [click here] that Andrew wrote for the current edition of Countryfile
Magazine*, after attending a training day on the River Irwell. If you are
interested in becoming a riverfly monitor, or just want to know more
about how riverfly works, please email Andrew on:
Disley Dam will be closed to the general membership from
Friday 29th July @ 12:00pm until Sunday morning for peg work. If you
want to be involved in this work party contact Gavin (number in the club book).
The Dam is looking very good at the moment with lots of work
already completed and the new carpark providing easier access.