Sunday, 28 October 2012

EA River Water Levels

For anyone interested in checking water levels before venturing onto the River Goyt the EA provide water level information monitored at Marple Bridge, just downstream of our Strines Beat.


To view the current data use the link below.


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Weed Control on Disley Dam

Disley Dam Weed Control

I am sure most of you have seen or heard of the problem with the weed, especially in Disley Dam.

Some of you might even be aware that the Committee had talks with Disley Parish Council who funded 2x cuttings on the dam to remove most of the weed.

In addition to this the club purchased its own weed cutter which is clamped to the back of a boat giving us the ability to manage our own cutting/ weed growth.

Unfortunately someone decided to steal our little boat which was chained up in the woods. This meant we could not do a maintenance cutting until a replacement could be found and so the weed started to show once more.

This is an on-going problem that requires many man hours to maintain as we can no longer use chemicals.

We currently have a boat on loan from one of our Committee Members and he has adapted it to allow us to not only cut the weed, but, with a custom made rake, collect the weed to the sides for moving away at a later date.

To date John Ling and Chris Simpson have spent over 10 hours work cutting and raking as much weed as light would allow. There is still weed there and there always will be but you can now fish the water and enjoy Disley Dam.

With the help from its members, especially those who attend a work party, we are starting to see some very positive results.

This work will continue throughout 2013 and you may notice the water closed for cutting and bank side repairs.

Please be patient during these times .....

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Fur and Feather 2012

Fur and Feather – Watford Lodge

A run of bad weather in the days preceding the annual Fur and Feather match made for a hard, but enjoyable, days fishing.

The match, which was sponsored by Simpsons Tackle of Whaley Bridge, was won by P Greenlees, fishing pole and caster, in a bag that contained perch of 2lb and 2.5lb.

Fur and Feather results


1st P Greenlees 7lb 9oz

2nd G Bladden 4lb 3oz

3rd G Howe 4lb 1oz

4th S Rowe 3lb 3oz

5th D Butley (junior member) 2lb 9oz

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Disley Dam Closed For Work Party

Disley Dam will be closed on Saturday 13th of October @ 09:00am for a work party to remove weed and possibly path repairs.

Please could you bring with you garden forks, rakes and if possible a wheel barrow.

This is your last chance this year to get a work party stamp and save yourself some money on next year’s membership fees.

Don't forget if you want to fish the dam during closed season you will need a W.P stamp!

Peg enhancment picture taken at previous work party