Posts Tagged ‘walkerwood reservoir’

Walkerwood from the air  

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Carl Gee’s first Walkerwood video is now online. Great video giving a taste of whats to come

Walkerwood and possible monster fish

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The Environment Agency came to Millbrook Dam to do our bio mass survey today.

As our members are aware we have been attempting to de-snag the dam for a few months now removing several van full’s of debris from the lake, from motor bikes to boats to just about everything you could imagine but unfortunately the EA’s nets were still catching on the last remaining snags we hadn’t managed to clear and they have to lift their nets over these snags and this stops us getting an 100% accurate figure as fish will escape under the nets.

Having said that the EA did a great job and everything they could to net as much as possible.

The result was quite a few large Carp and a small bag of silvers and Bream. What does this tell us ? Well even though only a percentage of fish were netted  it tells us we have a water with a good head of Carp and a small population of silver fish which is a quite good place for us to develop the water from.

All fish were returned to the water except for one small koi that was removed to a garden pond due to the risk they pose of spreading disease.

Before we stock we must now undertake an intense program of planting to create a habitat that will sustain a stock of fish and more importantly give any smaller fish cover from predators, If we were to stock now we would be basically feeding Goosanders and cormorants that we know visit this water.

We now know there is certainly a decent population of carp for anglers to go for and silvers could be caught with effort but maybe not the huge bags that we see on our other waters.

Below is a selection of pictures from the netting:

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One of the many WW Perch

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Dam wall entrance

Carrbrook Angling Club are inviting old and new members to our meeting on Thursday the 13th of June to join our fishing club .Members will receive a full 12 months membership from this date 

The meeting will be held at stamford golf club 
Oakfield House Huddersfield 
Road,Stalybridge, SK15 3PY

prices for a 2013-14 membership are as follows 

full membership £35

oap-disabled £25

junior £15

Here are some images of fish caught in the last week or so on Rainwater. Catch reports for Carp have been pretty impressive with good numbers being reported.

Catch report from Walkerwood have been good with anglers reporting lots of action to the maggot feeder of roach and Perch up to 2lb and the usual mix of Bream, Ruud and Trout. A Carp has been reported but we still await the 1st report of the huge Tench which are said to inhabit this impressive venue.

A couple of Members have tried Millbrook dam and we have had a report of a large Koi being caught.

A few pics taken on a walk around walkerwood reservoir