14 July 2010

A fair drop of rain fell here last night for a good few hours.  The morning has dawned bright with almost no wind so fishing conditions on the river are better than they have been for some days. 

Those of you who have visited the members site will have noticed that the Tarn webcam has been rather static.  Neil spent most of yesterday afternoon making some adjustments and has now established a very strong connection with the receiver at Selside rather than the reflected signal that we got last week.  Currently the battery is flat, but with sun now breaking through the cloud it should not be long before the panel pushes enough juice into the battery to fire up the camera and it will start broadcasting live images.

Work is steaming ahead with the Pennine Bridleway and the bridge footings should be excavated and concreted over the next couple of days.  Next week the plan is to bring up the bridge sections so if you fancy watching some heavy engineering Tuesday or Wednesday should see the bridge being set in place.  It's any ones guess how much impact this route will have on the river and the fishery.  The hope is that it won't be too much as the whole route down Low Moor across the river and up Drain Mires will be fenced.  If we can find a signal it may be worth putting one of the planned cameras here not just for security, but to keep a check on the spawning gravels on this beat.

Ian

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