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Old 16-08-2017, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Weed trouble, advise please

I had a similar problem.

The cause is normally the local farmers using fertiliser that gets washed into the lake either through an inlet stream or water table.

You can clear the lake of weed but it will always come back.

There is no long term solution as long as there is agriculture nearby.
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I just wanted to say thank you to all the above comments, your very kind, and being a great help,
Manpower at weeding issues wouldn't be a problem, he lets a few lads come down and fish the lake, they have said when they saw me weeding the surface they would come and do a working party thing no problem.
As for machines and dumpers, to shift silt and mud if drained down, not a problem either, I have been in the building trade 30 years and have lots of pals who would help out no problem, some have their own machines and plant, and as long as the diesel is payed for they are ok, a couple of pints in return and they would be happy, others fish so if they could fish the lake in exchange they would be happy I am sure,
At least now I have something to work on and tell the old chap, he is frail now, but he still lives to steadily come across the lane from his house, sit in the shed and look over the lake,
Thanks again,
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Default Re: Weed trouble, advise please

Gaz,

That being the case you need to discuss with the EA re silt samples and eventual removal and dispersal of fish and silt. Make sure that when the lake is empty that you leave it for some time to let the silt dry out. Dry silt takes up a lot less space than wet and is easier to shift.
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Thanks bob, and bumble,
No we will be doing the silt clearing and draining last resort I think, we will try a weeding session first .
And maybe the chemical after to see how we go,,
He is elderly now, and it's basically like a garden pond to him, so I want to cause him the least hassle possible.
I nipped up before to look at lunchtime as the sun was high,there is a lot of pondweed in the middle now , the deepest part of the lake is odiously free,
He is thinking of stocking some fish tomorrow, will they be ok do you think? There is no surface weed at the moment, the last bit I didn't get last night has blown right to the corner and has been pulled out with a rake.
Gaz.
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Many people here throw two or three hay bales into the pond. Small bales, like the ones used in stables.



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Not hay bales. Barley straw is used.


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