Two things coming up 1st weekend in April at Coppice Pond! Saturday 1st April (no its not an April fool) At some point between 10am and 2pm a researcher from the University of Leeds will be there to take samples of sedimentation from the lake. Looking for fall out of volcanic ash originating from Iceland. Their small working party will be using an inflatable probably in the shallow end as they only want to take core samples to a depth of 50cm. Sunday 2nd April 10.00am. All members are invited to attend a working party at Coppice Pond. This will Continue reading Coppice Pond April 1st & 2nd
Work is continuing at Coppice pond to improve the bankside environment. In an effort to combat erosion from visitors and assist growth of vegetation, more fencing has been erected and shrubs planted. More work is yet to be done, Next work party is on Sunday 12th March, all welcome to attend and lend a hand from 10am onwards. More pictures are available in the gallery.
Tree felling to reduce flooding on River Aire Also see discussion on the clubs Facebook page here. Go to full article to follow links to Facebook and Yorkshire post. Message from Jonny Grey WIld Trout Trust http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/river-aire-tree-felling-to-boost-flood-protection-1-8321799 Hi Guys, this is the email I have been bleating about tonight on various phones etc. Please can you get your respective clubs committees and galvanize as many members as possible to write to the EA via firstname.lastname@example.org (or tweet @envagencyyne, or both!) and ask why no clubs with fishing rights were consulted, what measures have been taken to ensure instream / aquatic habitat Continue reading Flood defence by Tree Felling on River Aire
All members are invited to attend a working party at Coppice Pond, Sunday 8th January 10.00am. This will be the first of a series over the next few months, This one is to start on the next section of fencing, to protect new planting on the banksides. All welcome, the more bodies we can get involved the quicker the work can be done and planting completed. Further work parties will be announced here and on the clubs official Facebook page, they are expected to be every three weeks until the work is completed. Hopefully these works will improve the angling environment Continue reading Coppice Pond Work Parties Jan 2017
The Wild Trout Trust obtained funding from Yorkshire Water to improve fish habitat on lengths of river which were leased from or adjacent to Water Authority property and Jonathan Grey who is their Research and Conservation Officer contacted local angling clubs early this year in search of suitable projects. As at least some of the East Riddlesden Hall length lies opposite Marley sewage works, we put it forward for consideration. The Wild Trout Trust were interested in the two Becks which enter the Aire on this length as they show promise as potential spawning sites for adult fish as well Continue reading Habitat Improvement at East Riddlesden Hall