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PostSubject: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:33 am

Toby from the SE Rivers trust has been in contact asking if any of you guys are free to spend 1, maybe 2 days installing a fish easement on the Hogsmil

The task is similar to the fish pass installed last summer where it will be drilling and installing baffles, but is a maximum of 2-days, and only need 2 people.

If you are interested, please post up, its in-river work and as I said only 2 people and unlikely I can get there.

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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:59 am

put me name down as a possible, need the exorcize getting there, will turn up if free, depending on things with jack at time
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:18 am

I can't make it as my dad is having minor surgery that week so I will be up north with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:19 am

No probs Neil, thanks anyway mate and you always do loads, Keith I will firm up a date

Chaps anyone else interested in doing in-river work for a day or 2? Working with Toby at the SE rivers Trusts is always a laugh and very rewarding seeing what is being done to the Hogsmill. Its after the end of the season and a chance to get involved.
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:50 am

David Harvey wrote:
No probs Neil, thanks anyway mate and you always do loads, Keith I will firm up a date

Chaps anyone else interested in doing in-river work for a day or 2? Working with Toby at the SE rivers Trusts is always a laugh and very rewarding seeing what is being done to the Hogsmill. Its after the end of the season and a chance to get involved.



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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:41 pm

Keith dates are 18th & 19th March if you can make it.

Location is a bit upstream near the A3 at Tolworth, let me know,  I know you have a lot on.

If there is anyone else who can spare the time to get involved, please put you hand up

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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:13 pm

If no one else can do it, I should be able to get the time off. Where does one park to get there then?
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:12 pm

That's brilliant Patrick thanks mate

I am not sure about parking but by the look of it we go up via the Tolworth roundabout, first left coming from A3 southbound, then come back down Tolworth rise. I will confirm with Toby the meeting point though
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:30 am

Ok I booked those days yesterday so good to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:14 am

Superb, look forward to it and a chance to get to know the upper Hogs as well
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:43 am

free to turn up tomorrow, if some one can put a map up, with "X" is were the treasure is, and timings, i will get me Silvermans compass out and get there, it will take around 1hr 1/2 to get, give or take 15mins, depends on wind direction
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:49 am

You are a diamond sir, I will get a X posted,
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:06 am

I am rubbish with marking on maps, so this is from Toby:

Elmbridge Meadows, Malden Way, Surbiton, nearest post code KT5 9EU

Its a fair a trek for you mate, so top marks. BTW whats you boot size?
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:20 am

looked on map, it will be easier for me to get a train to Berrylands just up the road, so if someone can pick me up, that will be the best way, me little old legs will be a bit nacked by the time i get there, it takes me 30mins by train


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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:02 am

I think this is about it, ordnance survey map for military types


Here is a link to the aerial photo with the weir in the middle
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:24 pm

What time will you be at Berrylands Keith? I could come past that way I think. Then its a little trundle down the road for us and a walk through the park bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:19 pm

hav'nt got start time yet, Patrick, as soon as the timings are up, I can get to station around 30mins brfore start, so in the meen time lets all sing why are we waiting   cheers      lol!



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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:26 pm

looked on the trains timings, arrive at berrylands at 1004hrs if all goes well
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:24 pm

Ok Keith I will pick you up. Walk out of the station and go up the hill in front to the roundabout and turn left. I'll pick you up from there. At 10.10 ish.
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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:04 pm

TODAYS PICS, SORRY Can only put them on face books,

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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:49 pm

Well done lads, I see it was no fun at all, ATTENTION! Corporal Crab! now get scrubbing lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:08 am

Ed Randall wrote:
Well done lads, I see it was no fun at all, ATTENTION! Corporal Crab! now get scrubbing lol!

it was'nt any fun, the CSM was using it to bush me teeth








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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:39 pm

last of my pics, more to follow, pass done and dusted, fish can now swim up and down river Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Hogsmill volunteers, A Job Well done :-)   Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:12 pm

Firstly massive thanks to Keith and Patrick for giving up 2-days for this project, top lads and a great time, cheers.

Was thinking earlier that just shows how in a voluntary environment, how we can all gel together and work as a team, unlike many paid jobs where most people have their own agendas, very satisfying and we did very well.

This actual project is part of the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) overall reshaping of the entire Hogsmill, looking to increase fish passage by removing the 15 barriers and where like this, it is effectively an impassable culvert that goes under the A3.

Massive credit to them for putting the project together and getting the long term DEFRA funding to fulfil it, SERT were born out of the Wandle Trust and all the experience there, the Hogmills being the sister river, the other London chalk stream.

I would also say that I have total trust in what they do and what they are trying to achieve, Toby who project manages the Hogsmill is an accomplished angler and totally gets it. Very good news for the river, very good.

Keith has already posted some pics and here are some more. You can probably work out what's going on.

Throughout, as we have been involved before, Toby was happy for us just to crack on and work it out from his plans, and it all came together very nicely and also good that he trusts the TAC to do a good job. I am delighted we have this relationship with him, SERT and the Wandle Trust.

So day 1, all pretty much in order these pics, as you can see from a blank canvas it grows and grows. Logistics included getting the sandbagging right so we could stop the flow enough to work, drilling underwater, marking the pilots holes, and drilling bigger ones, using 'underwater glue' (that sets like rock in 20 mins) etc etc.

As each section was installed we had to move the bagging to protect it, and to work on another sections, we did it  



















































The finished job on day 2, the sandbags were left as a precaution on the last baffle





I also have some video which will be posted tomorrow

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