The diggers are in! Those of you who know Exe Valley fishery well will no doubt agree that the fishery has required some excavation for the last couple of seasons. The shallow promontory, originally formed to encourage waterfowl has now become a haven for anglers intent on wading into the middle of the lake. Don’t try it tomorrow, you may be in for a rather moist surprise!
Nine tons of Hitachi is currently making light work of improving this area for anglers and of course even more importantly the fish. Shallow water rises in temperature quickly causing deoxygenation of the water and poor living conditions for Trout.
We have employed dumpers to minimise the effect on the surrounding area and expect to be back to business within a few days, allowing for the lake water to settle. Our contractor Neil Gregory is well known in the area as the man to call for this kind of work and I must admit it was seriously impressive to watch Aubrey “The Digger Man” doing his thing this morning. Meanwhile I will be posting news of a special event we are hosting in June here any day plus there are also some more surprises in store for the lake. Enough from me, here are a few pics of the guys in action …. I had better go and sort them out a well earned coffee!