27 September 2016

Once again its been far too long since I last updated this blog.  Sincere apologies.

The river today was in very good condition after overnight rain.  It’s raining again now at 7.30 so conditions should remain good into tomorrow.

There is a planning application made by the Ribble Rivers Trust lodged with the YDNPA planners for the partial removal of Selside weir to facilitate fish migration in low flow and the natural distribution of spawning gravel.  The Hon Sec has written to the planners on behalf of the Association supporting the application.  We shall await the outcome with interest.

When fishing the Tarn or river do keep your eyes on the sky now and then.  A red kite has been spotted locally. If it does approach the Tarn it will supplement the model kite that’s now flying over the cross wall in a further attempt at cormorant discouragement.

I understand that our local fisheries officer has been nominated by the Wild Trout Trust for an award.  This is in connection with his work over a number of years in re-wilding the upper Ribble.  We wish him all success.



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