In preparation for the Caaf Reservoir fish rescue and the Smolt Project at Loch Doon, our volunteer Rita has been rigging the screen nets ready for these important projects we are about to deliver. It’s a slow process joining 50m rolls of netting and cable tying on float and lead line but thanks to Rita the barrier to split Caaf Reservoir into two sections is nearly ready. The final joins will be made on site before we place the barrier as man handling a 400 square meter roll of material isn’t the easiest thing to do.

Rita rigging the first of 4 rolls of screen netting that will be used as a barrier to contain fish in particular areas of the reservoir.

Rita rigging the first 50mtrs of screen netting that will be used as a barrier to contain fish in particular areas of the reservoir.

Brewster inspecting the lead line. He decided that this pile was a good bed and eventually was buried under fold after fold of mesh.

Brewster inspecting the lead line. He decided that this pile was a good bed and eventually was buried under fold after fold of mesh.

We are very grateful for Rita’s assistance as we are stretched to the limit at the moment. We are recruiting this week and will hopefully appoint someone soon to assist with the endless workload. Anyone with time on their hands that would like to assist with netting at Caaf Reservoir, please give us a call. Assistance with setting up, moving nets and handling fish will be greatly appreciated. We have Galloway Fisheries Trust attending too to assist with the netting exercise. Hopefully there will be plenty of fish to rescue but until we draw the net, we can only speculate. Regardless of how many or few fish are there, we have to catch as many as possible as the reservoir is soon to be emptied.

 

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