The river is pretty fishable and to date there is no major work to be
These are the things John Roberts would like to do in 2012:
Remove the overhanging branches at the weir. We have
been given permission to do so by the owner. Plus any light trimming
between Beehives and Alex Rutherford's water
The removal of minor overhangs above Gara Bridge, and
above and below Kerrydowns
Work on the stretch below Gara Bridge which will
1. Removal of branches that are hanging in the water
and the ivy near the bottom of the stretch
2. Coppicing of Hazel on two shaded areas of the
3. Trimming the coppicing we began three years ago
Repair of Bramble Pool and extension of work there to
protect root systems of large trees
Dates for the work are:
I have chosen five dates in case of cancellations due to inclement
Prepared by John Roberts
(16/1/12) Bank Clearing Code of
Members will be informed at the end of the season of the days on which
Bank Clearing or river improvement activities will be taking place. Any
operation will aim to improve the accessibility of the fishing and at
the same time maximise the potential of the river as a salmonid
fishery. It will necessary for any person attending a bank clearing
session for the first time, to sign an Acceptance of Work Practices and
Disclaimer of Responsibility Document.
Before any work commences the organiser of the bank clearing will have
prepared a risk assessment document relative to the work proposed for
One person will be in charge of ensuring that work is carried out under
the following safety precautions:
An Ordnance Survey Reference for an access point to
the area of work should be known.
A mobile telephone should be available and people
taking part must be aware of the location of the nearest public
Anyone using a power saw should be aware of the rules
relating to their use and wear the appropriate clothing.
A comprehensive first aid box should be available.
There should be an exclusion zone of 5 metres around
using a power saw and a clear signal should be given before the
commencement of sawing and again at the end.
A safety rope should be available which could be used
as a lifeline.
No person should work alone.
All injuries should be recorded and the secretary
informed as soon as possible.
A car should be readily available in case of
All participants should be aware of the need for
operating in a safe way at all times.
Owners of land on which the work is taking place
should be informed of the details of the work and date of the
Prior to the operation the organisers of the work
party should have carried out a survey and decided the details of the
Large material to be removed should be identified by
The site should be left clean and tidy.
A risk survey document should be prepared prior to