Early season is always busy as we prepare for an influx of people either learning to cast a fly or improve their technique. But this season has just taken on a whole new meaning … well in fact about two weeks ago …. hence no blog for a while. So what has changed? Well this year along with all the other stuff we get up to we have now been handed full responsibility of the Exe Valley Fishery.
Of course we have been heavily involved for the last few years with this fantastic complex of lakes, looking after anglers on a day to day basis. However, other than administering permits and setting up the odd event we had very little control. But that has all changed. Now we get to stock the fishery with hard fighting Rainbow Trout (and maybe a hybrid or two … watch this space), chat away with the anglers about tactics during our regular perambulations around the site and we have even been known to deliver the odd coffee or two!
But there is a lot more to managing a fishery than throwing a few fish in and doing a bit of PR …. as I have been finding out! Litter, pest control, stocking spreadsheets and bankside maintenance have all been on the agenda along with a few ambitious plans. Watch the blog for some progress updates and if you do the twitter thing then we have set up an account for the fishery here. And on that note I had better hot foot it out on to the lake before my clients arrive!