Fish Refuges at Coppice Pond

Thanks to all who helped out on Friday and Saturday. The refuges are now planted up and are in place in the Pond.

There is a need for these refuges in the absence of natural pond vegetation, to provide cover and escape from predatory birds, for small fish.

The vegetative cover is intended to spread, and trail its roots into the  water  so that the refuges will be of use to spawning fish.

The refuges have been designed and constructed by Club members, additional funding for this project has come from The Friends of St. Ives, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and The Environment Agency.

Thanks to all those who have got involved.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA