Great to see so many of our customers heading down to the Park for our last week. The Autumn colours around the Park look lovely in the afternoon sunshine but wrap up warm everyone because it is mighty chilly!
Protecting the Fish over Winter
Mark's busy making refuges which will be put in the lake for the fish to help protect them from cormorant attacks over the winter. Cormorants regularly feed in stillwater and riverine sites in many parts of the country. Unfortunately the numbers of cormorants feeding inland has risen to such an extent they have the potential to dessimate fish populations. Installing fish refuges in lakes is aimed at protecting the fish from such predators. Fingers crossed the refuges will hopefully give the fish some protection from any cormorants feeding on the lake over the winter period. It is our plan to remove the refuges from the lake during the caravan park season as the cormorants are less likely to feed during the summer months, especially when more people are around so the refuges should not interfere with fishing.
Autumn Drilling at Bridge Farm
Mark caught this beautiful rainbow whilst drilling some of the fields down near Cherry Corner.
Great Bird Spot!
One of our sharp eyed customers spotted a Chiffchaff feeding in one of the trees in the middle of the Park today - great to see in the Autumn sunshine! The Chiffchaff is a small olive-brown Warbler with a distinctive tail wagging movement. Less bright that the Willow Warbler it is readily distinguished by it's song. Check out the RSPA information on Chiffchaffs at http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/chiffchaff.
Dates for 2013 Fishing Matches & BBQs
Get these dates in the diaries for the 2013 Fishing Matches and BBQs at Bridge Farm. Are you brave enough to take on the famour Waggler Wood?!! Will 2013 be the year that a female entrant topples our reigning champion Paul Bell?!!! Best get practising everyone!
Saturday 13th April 2013 - Open Sweepstake
Saturday 18th May 2013 - Couples Match
Sunday 26th May 2013 - Open Sweepstake & BBQ
Saturday 22nd June 2013 - Open Sweepstake
Saturday 27th July 2013 - Couples Match & BBQ
Saturday 24th August 2013 - Juniors Match & Family Day
Sunday 25th August 2013 - Gala Open Match & BBQ
Saturday 7th September 2013 - Open Sweepstake