Redbrook saw new platforms built where access has always been difficult due to the high water table.
At Upper Winkton the tidy up continued including the car park, with new swims created in previously inaccessible areas.
Major weed removal work was carried out at Holtwood to improve the fishing across all 3 ponds.
We may be in the closed season but that doesn’t mean our Rivers Management Team and still hard at it. Their latest project was to bridge the ditch / mud patch which cuts the North bank of the Ringwood Fishery in half (when there is more water in the river!) After any substantial rain, the ditch stayed boggy for some time, especially before they also cleared the dense willow which surrounded it. Thanks to their great efforts all anglers will have far better access whilst walking downstream along the stretch.
They are always after willing volunteers to join their work parties, all you need is a sense of humour and a spare few hours to kill. The work is very rewarding and a great way to chat tactics, hotspots and share tales with like minded folk. It’s also a cracking excuse to spend time scouting our venues – their report today was accompanied by some great news of shoals they’d seen grouping prior to spawning.
Meanwhile, at Winkton, the car park has been opened up and access greatly improved across the Upper fishery. Fair to say it looks fairly enticing!