Phase one of the netting of Shakerley Mere was carried out last week. Two Silver Carp were removed (32lbs and 31lbs) together with a Wels Catfish ounces over 44lbs, which was moved under licence to Wrinehill. The netting also captured a few hundred pounds of large bream, some of which would be double figures at the right time of year. Those of you who were there would have seen just how hard the team grafted in what is a considerable expanse of water and especially so given how cold a day it was, so well done and thank you to everyone who participated. The purpose of the exercise was to show CEFAS that we have taken meaningful steps to remove those species that should not be in there. To that end, the day was a success and we will make a further effort to net it again in tandem with the EA team.
More nettings are due to take place over the winter, anyone interested in taking part please contact club secretary Andy Watson on 07432 874 977