Fishery Manager, David Prictor has completed 5 weeks of swim repairs in many of our lakes. This involved digging out the existing swims identified as requiring attention and replacing with chestnut stakes and a timber fame, each lined with Geomatting prior to back filling with approx ½ ton of chalk per swim.
Lakes and number of swims replaced:
While completing the repairs, the digger was used to pull a number of fallen trees from the water (Dixons for example is now like a new lake!)
The chalk will take time to settle, and a groundsheet is advised in wet conditions. Once settled, the repaired swims may be given a cap of soil, depending on how they have settled.