Isn't the internet wonderful (mostly, sometimes !!!)

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Re: Isn't the internet wonderful (mostly, sometimes !!!)

Post by Barbelseeker » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:03 am

Well, not knowing where Weirwood was or is or indeed what it is - I goggled it. Quite an exclusive Carp syndicate, Predator syndicate and club water and chargeable activities of many other kinds - of which it states:

The Syndicate
Although the reservoir is very large the number of syndicate members is limited to 70. The cost to join is £350 per year. Your membership runs for a full 12 months from your join date.

There are also charges for canoe's, ferries etc. See - https://www.weirwoodcarpandcoarsefishery.com/

Well not knowing the exact location of the seat and its association with the Reservoir owners, it seems a shame to my mind, taking it in totality of, an income of at least £25,000 - £30,000 if not £50,000 that £20 couldn't be expended each year by them to maintain the seat. Light trim of the Brambles each year and a coat of preservative every 5 years - would keep Harvey Torbett happy

So Yes - agree the power of the Internet is a good thing. Whilst I applaud the OP original offer the Res Owners ought to give a commitment to the renovation of this for the benefit of all who use the area.

Well done to the family for originally donating the seat.

Hope that this is taken as a negative post - just trying to get some balance on it.

OPPS - just noticed that the last line is incorrect - should say "Hope that this is NOT taken as a negative post" added 5/02/2019
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Re: Isn't the internet wonderful (mostly, sometimes !!!)

Post by Rutland Rod » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:31 am

Interesting post Mal, I bet info will soon be coming your way, Weirwood was created by damming the Upper Medway in ? so would be interesting if HT fished the river there before the Res was created. I walked across the Res in the winter of 1963 when the ice was super thick, I also fished the river above the Res the right...side of the perimeter fence about the same time when the stocked trout would run upstream in an attempt to spawn, on one occasion I had over 20 trout and some nice roach the water always had a clay like tinge and worm always worked well. I last drove over the upstream bridge where the inlet is about 20 years ago and the banks where I used to fish were overgrown and little trees were now mature. A nice bit of Sussex.

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Re: Isn't the internet wonderful (mostly, sometimes !!!)

Post by Reedling » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:45 am

I have sent the syndicate an enquiry on their site asking if there are any plans in place to preserve the bench. You never know they may have something already in place.

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Re: Isn't the internet wonderful (mostly, sometimes !!!)

Post by Barbelseeker » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:08 am

OOps made a mistake in my last post - corrected - missed out NOT

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