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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Wed May 09, 2012 4:32 pm

Went to my River Roding (pronounced Road-ing) last night and the river was receding there was debris along
the banks but I managed to take a few photos and it looked stunning.Have sorted out a perfect Kick sampling site
about 100 metres upstream from Shonks mill road bridge,in a swim known as the "Irons".This is not named after
my Hammers but because of the Iron legs I put to help ascend bank.Its flat at bottom of ascend and a shallow gravel run going into a back eddy.Our club secretary sees problems taking samples and wishes us well.
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Wed May 09, 2012 4:42 pm

Cheers guys. Waiting to hear from the EA to hook up with the relevant AMI people and check sites, then get those all important scoring levels.
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Wed May 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Sorry mateys,Last sentence of post was meant to read "Our Club secretary sees NO problems taking kick
samples and wishes us well".
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Wed May 09, 2012 6:30 pm

"The Colnebrook, the bit in I think Ferry Lane Wraysbury.It runs from where a small weir spills over for a short distance down to where it enters the Thames at Bell Weir."

This bit is on the Runneymede AC ticket although I believe there is some dispute over rights to it at the moment.
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PostSubject: riverfly   Tue May 15, 2012 7:19 pm

waiting to kick sample the roding it needs to be around 0.30m but every time it drops it is topped up again and the lowest its been is 0.49m. 0.64m today and rising again.
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Tue May 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Andy I sent JLS a pm earlier about sampling sites as have an EA meeting on Friday about all the sampling sites. So can I get the locations, grid ref or something similar. They have already talked about the number of sampling sites per river so going to find out more.

Good thing is we are close now to kick off Smile

Willie for the Brook, do you have an idea of where say 2 samples can be taken, same Keith for the Bourne and Colin for the Colne Brook.

We are a Thames club so will be taking it on the big river, have a list of possible locations to put forward.

Once they are all agreed then it begins and the first TAC AMI day Smile

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PostSubject: kick sample   Tue May 15, 2012 9:03 pm

with johns help I will be doing river roding , mitchells farm map reference TQ517982.
with my help john will be doing river roding stanford rivers map reference TQ527993
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Wed May 16, 2012 7:33 pm

Thanks mate Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Thu May 17, 2012 5:37 am

hi dave.dont know anything about grid refs Embarassed
ill be doing where we done a litter pic,and still to find another.
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Thu May 17, 2012 8:05 am

Ok mate, no probs at all, I think thats Palewll Park. I will see them and take if from there and report back. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Thu May 17, 2012 8:21 am

This helps with grid ref conversion: http://www.nearby.org.uk/conversions.cgi
Note that 6-figure OS refs are 'only' accurate to 100m Wink
This is useful http://blog.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/2011/06/know-your-grid-references/

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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Thu May 17, 2012 2:43 pm

Hi Dave
re The Colnebrook area i thought may be ok to survey.
I think the grid reference is TQ 01753 72337 postcode TW19 6HG FERRY LANE WRAYSBURY
i can remember the lay out quiet well,there may be a second spot along the stretch that suits,however i'm not an expert yet so not sure as to give yourself a deffo spot.I don't mind going down to the site with anyone who wants to suggest a good area so as it can be agreed proper.
Bye the way,i am still ok to go to the eel trap Saturday 19.05.2012 with Mike to check it out.
all the best everyone
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sun May 27, 2012 9:57 pm

Keith, Colin, Mike, Paul and myself had a tester session this morning at Chertsey, thanks for your time as ever chaps.

Different mixture of species from the Ember, sort as expected, identification is getting easier and no doubt even more as we go live.

Will stick up the dates and locations If anyone wants to come down and see what's going on Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:32 pm

We have the first set of dates until the end of the year, as below

Anyone is welcome to join us and see whats goes on. Times maybe variable for the first couple depending on resources but will post up.

Initial sites are:

Silvers Sands - Staines
Dumsey Meadow - Chertsey
Sunbury Lock Island
Aragon Avenue - Molesey
Kingston opp Stevens Eyot

Theses will be expanded onto the tribs in due course once we get fully up to speed

23/06
21/07
25/08
22/09
27/10
25/11
22/12
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PostSubject: riverfly   Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:44 pm

hi all
john and myself had a practice today about a mile apart with my section downstream from johns section. at johns section we found hardly any flies with a few bullheads and tiny crayfish. at my section we found lots of mayflies, caddis case and caseless, water fleas and lots of insects and flies not on our list. both areas where similar with water travelling at walking pace or slightly faster over gravel and about 600-700mm deep. might use the dates set up for the thames 23/06 etc
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:48 pm

Nice one Andy.


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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:06 pm

Had a tester session with Wille this morning down at Aragon Ave.

Hundreds of Gamarus, around 15 Olives, 4 Blue Wings, one Mayfly, 5 case caddis, no uncased. Identification is getting easier for sure and very worthwhile getting out.
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:38 pm

great to get involved in this mornings riverfly monitoring session.this is my second time doing this,and it is getting easier.it still amazes me the amount of life you get in a little scoop from a net.as dave said hundreds of gamarus {shrimp} and a few of the other flylife that are most important to find,to let us know that this stretch of water is quite healthy.
what i did notice is that we didnt collect as much as the time on the ember,thats probably down to the ember having more foliage,wich attracts more fly life.

cant wait to try this on the brook soon,and ill probably get the answer why the fish in it are thriving.

thanks for picking me up dave.
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:43 pm

The first 'live' day is tomorrow Smile

These are the venues and times we will be out and anyone is welcome to come along and see whats going on. Times are pretty tight for the first one as we are still learning.

10:00
Kingston, opp Stevens Ait

Silver Sands (above Penton Hook)

11:30
Aragon Ave, Molesey

Dumsey Meadow - Chertsey

13:00
Sunbury Lock island - at the weir end


Sampling is monthly at the same and all year, future dates so far:
21/07
25/08
22/09
27/10
25/11
22/12

In addition there are two sites on the river Crane which will be sampled monthly, have not set a date yet but very soon

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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:05 pm

I might not be there as i have to go some were, pocket money, extra tin of bake beens for jack, but Jack should be there,
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Silver Sands and Dumsey Meadow reports

Colin Arbon, Michael Arbon and Paul Snell

Silver Sands. Category Estimated Number
Cased caddisfly. B. 50
Caseless caddisfly. -
Mayfly. A. 1
Blue winged olive. A. 2
Flat bodied up wings. -
Olives (baetidae). A. 9
Stone flies. -
Gammarus. C. 150

Dumsey Meadow. Category. Estimated Number
Cased caddisfly. A. 8
Caseless caddisfly. -
Mayfly. A. 2
Blue winged olive. A. 3
Flat bodied olive. -
Olives (baetidae). B. 15
Stoneflies. -
Gammarus. C. 100. +

Start time 10am. Finish time. 2.45pm


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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:12 am

Kingston and Aragon Avenue reports

Dave H, Willie, Will M & Steve Holmes

Kingston. Category Estimated Number
Cased caddisfly. B. 30
Caseless caddisfly. -
Mayfly. A. 1
Blue winged olive. A. 10
Flat bodied up wings. -
Olives (baetidae). A. 30
Stone flies. -
Gammarus. C. 100+

Aragon Ave. Category. Estimated Number
Cased caddisfly. A. 40+
Caseless caddisfly. -
Mayfly. A. 8
Blue winged olive. 0
Flat bodied olive. -
Olives (baetidae). B. 12
Stoneflies. -
Gammarus. C. 50. +

We looked at two Sunbury spots but both unsuitable, going to Rivermead Island during the week as decent shallows.

Thanks to all of you today for the effort Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:47 pm

How were the samples at the other locations today chaps? Any notable species/ lack of species?
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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:29 am

There was a regatta on at Silversands so this site was not checked.

Dumpsey Meadow

David Harvey, Keith Collett, Paul Snell, Colin Arbon and Michael Arbon.

Cased caddisfly B. 60+
Caseless caddisfly 0
Mayfly. B. 10+
Blue winged olive. A. 1
Flat bodied olive. 0
Baietidae. B. 40+
Stonefly. 0
Freshwater shrimp. C. 100+


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PostSubject: Re: Unique opportunity! Over £1000 of training paid for by the EA - learn about what fish eat!   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Nice one Colin sounds like an impressive haul.
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