Glebe News

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  1. Rossn

    Rossn Full Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Herbie wanted me to write some stuff about the Glebe, so I agreed, but not sure that I'll write much once the nights draw out and the weather gets a lot warmer.

    The last couple of weeks it's been fishing bingo, draw badly and you have no chance. Luckily, tomorrow is the last of our winter league matches, I'll probably do my usual trick and go into hibernation after that.

    So what's happening at The Glebe?. Roy's on holiday in Key West and I'm in charge, looking after the fishery and the dogs. We have a few projects on the go, the major one is the construction of Pool 9. It's a 10 peg pool, fishing from one bank, pretty much the same as Pools 4 & 5.
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    The new pool is above the car park for Pools 6 & 7, constructed from what were originally three square stock ponds. Sadly, at the moment the whole area is a sea of mud but hopefully within the next couple of weeks the car park will be mended and we'll be able to plant reeds etc in the new pool. We have permission from CEFAS / Environment Agency to move some fish from Foundation Lake into Pool 9, plus we have some fish sitting in another stock pond. It is hoped that Pool 9 will be ready for fishing before the big matches start in April / May.

    As I'm sure you know, we had an outbreak of KHV a couple of years back and since that time we've not been allowed to move fish. Those restrictions look like they're being eased, I have a feeling that the EA / CEFAS have given up with trying to control the spread of KHV. It has affected a huge percentage of commercial fisheries, some have notified the authorities, others have simply buried the dead bodies and said nothing. I'm pretty sure that we will be allowed to move some fish this winter, and that will enable us to adjust stocking levels as well as getting rid of millions of small roach and skimmers which do nothing to improve the fishing here.

    There isn't much to report on the fishing front, there's hardly been anyone here all week, it's been absolutely freezing. I drove round the complex at about noon and there was one angler fishing Uglies, nobody else here at all !. The pleasure anglers that do brave the conditions are catching a few but it's really quiet.

    It looks like the netting of Foundation Lake will be in the week before Christmas, so I'll report on that once it has happened.

    Ross
     
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  2. herbie

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    Thank you ross good read
     
  3. RobB

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    Cheers Ross. Good pic of the pool. I can see the yellow machine in Pikeys peg.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Hathers

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    Ta Roscoe.......keep them coming..........
     
  5. Merce

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    Looks like a bomb and pellet water to me :)
     
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  6. Big Steve

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    Interesting development Ross, should keep you all busy ! I know it's hard to judge scale from a photo but looking at the digger and then the excavations it looks like the new pool might be a tad deeper than the norm for the Glebe - [1] is that correct, and [2] what led to that decision being made ?
     
  7. Andy Kinder

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    wash your mouth out Col !!!!!!!:p
     
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  8. Andy Kinder

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    Foundation was only leased Steve, Roy isnt renewing but owns the fish hence the netting.
    Pool 9 is needed for pegs on the bigger evidents glebe host.
     
  9. Merce

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    When does the lease end Andy i.e. When can we stop worrying about drawing Foundation?!
     
  10. Big Steve

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    Thanks for that info Andy. That wasn't actually what I was getting at though so perhaps I should have worded my post better. What I was trying to say was if the new lake was being dug deeper [As it looks to me] then what led to that decision ie is a fish welfare/water quality thing or something else ? Just interested to see the thought process behind it all and whether it's a lesson learnt from the previous pools' excavations.
     
  11. Andy Kinder

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    Its finished mate, no chance of being on there now in the big matches woooooohoooooo:D
     
  12. Merce

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    Xlent!
     
  13. Rossn

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    Hmmm...I wrote a longish reply to Big Steve's post but it seems to have disappeared.

    I asked Roy why the lakes were dug 5-6 ft deep and the answer is as follows :

    Anything deeper than 7ft the light doesn't penetrate and so there's much less bacteria, algae etc which all produce natural food for the fish. The water below 7ft becomes almost barren with no natural food.

    As your lake gets shallower then it gets affected much more quickly by changes in temperature e.g. a 3ft deep lake warms and cools much more quickly than one twice that depth. These sudden changes in temperature will also affect PH and oxygen content of the water, and the fish become stressed with any of these sudden changes. A happy fish is a feeding fish ;)

    Incidentally, we have lowered the water in Foundation ready for the netting next week. The water level is controlled by a big wheel down a concrete tower. Most people who volunteer to go down there to open or close the valve only do so once !. Anyhow, Jason the Bike had opened it and by yesterday the level had dropped several feet, so Roy went down and closed it. The system involves a pipe laid deep into foundation lake is connected to the valve. There is a pipe of equal diameter on the opposite side of the chamber which runs into a stream and then into the concrete lake inside the race track. Once you open the valve it's best to evacuate the tower fairly quickly, especially if the outlet pipe is blocked :eek:. Anyhow, I digress. The valve had been opened for a few days and was now safely closed. I remembered that last time we lowered Foundation we'd found a couple of carp in the ditch, so suggested that it would be worth checking it out. Lo and behold, there were no fish in the ditch but there was a little pool of water just before the ditch went into a pipe under the road. It wasn't much more than a puddle but it contained ten carp up to 10 lb !!. We rescued them and took them back home. I was worried that we might have lost loads more that had gone into the concrete lake but Roy thinks there's an obstruction in that last pipe that the fish can't get past, so I hope that he's right. I should have taken some pictures of the carp and their home, but as usual my phone was out of electricity. I'll take a picture of the puddle when I'm there again next Tuesday.
     
  14. mark_s

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    thanks for the update Ross
     
  15. herbie

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    love it ross thank you .
     
  16. GLEBE1

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    No more Foundation Lake!
    Christmas has come early.