Excavation at Exe Valley

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.

Exe Valley Lake - Shallow Area

With the water drawn down the shallow area is even more obvious

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!

Exe Valley Fishery - Shallow Point

The area that attracted more than just wading birds!

Exe Valley Fishery - Excavation

Ready .... Steady .....

Digging at Exe Valley

GO!

Digger working on Exe Valley
Birds eye view from the dumper. I know that my young lad would prefer to be here than at nursery today!

 

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3 Responses to Excavation at Exe Valley

  1. hello. sounds great, look forward to fishing it. will bring the di7. see you soon. lee

    lee hooper | May 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  2. Great blog read with interest.
    And good luck with the fishery. It’s on my to fish list maybe when we head down that way for a holiday!

    All the Best

    Woz

    Woz | May 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  3. Just emailing to say a big thankyou for the two days you guided us on the river Exe We found a whole new experience exhilirating. Daniel really enjoyed the days and we are starting to save up for next year. Have learn’t huge amounts about river fishing and can’t wait till next year for the next installment

    cheers again

    Nigel & Daniel Tranter

    Nigel Tranter | June 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Reply

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