We met on a cool dry morning with a moderate, South-westerly wind. As time went on the wind got up a bit more and helped enormously to stoke up the bonfires.
During the five-hour shift, a huge amount of work was achieved. There are now fishing spots from the Belgrano mooring right round to the west side. This has made something of the order of 15 fishing spots.
A big thank you to Alex, Luke and Simon from Anglian Water for doing heavy chainsaw work. This was a great help and increased the rate of clearance considerably.
Five large bonfires were lit to dispose of all the trimmings following the chainsaw work.
We were very thankful to the eleven volunteers from Rutland Water Fly Fishers: namely-:
Paul Wild, Ralph Avery, Colin Best, Ron Sutton, Roy Taylor, Peter Gover, Mick Connor, Dave Walker, Bill Rolph, Gordon Alleyne, John Wadham.
Thanks also to the “Rutland Water Park Lover Volunteers” gathered together by Luke Russell to make a total working party of almost two dozen. These volunteers had the unenviable task of bearing the logs left by the chainsaw workers up to a log pile within the spinney.