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
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 .....