Chalking Day - Tuesday 6th February 2018

Today, despite the bitter conditions and snow, the club bailiffs have been up at the Rosie with the boat.  We have applied roughly one tonne of Siltex Chalk across the lake.  This should now start breaking down the silt build up on the bottom of the pool and will greatly improve the water quality ready for the spring.  This is all part of an ongoing fishery management plan that will keep the lake and fish improving year on year. 

In addition to applying the chalk using the boat, we have also waded across either end of the pool and emptied several bags in by hand.  This was recommended by Andrew Ellis our fishery consultant.  Either end of the lake is where most of the leaf matter ends up settling due to the wind.  Wading through this whilst applying the chalk to these areas will churn all the silt and chalk together and hopefully help it work that little bit better. 

We would like to say a big thank you to Flintshire Countryside Services and the Ranger Team for transporting both the chalk and the boat to and from the lake for us.