Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
TAC Members-Only Forum
If you have arrived here and not yet signed up as a member, then please first join at http://t-a-c.forumotion.com/register using your real name.

Forum Membership is with Real Names only.
Please create a Username that is your First Name and Surname eg. "Joe Bloggs"
(This will save our Admin team the need to contact you about changing it)

http://rivertac.org/membership


Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
 
HomeHome  TAC Home PageTAC Home Page  SearchSearch  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Navigation
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» "Citizen Crane" project - sampling dates
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:16 pm by Ed Randall

» Citizen Crane Forum ~ 26th October 2018
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Invitation to the 2018 Eel forum ~ 15th October
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:38 pm by Ed Randall

» Mystery of dead eels found in rivers
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:43 pm by Ed Randall

» Eel Trap Clean Up/ training 5th May 2018 10am
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:40 pm by Ed Randall

» A new address for 2017 ~ forum.rivertac.org
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:48 pm by Admin

» Hampton Riviera removed
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Roads closed everywhere ~ July 29th/30th ~ bike race
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am by John LeSurf

» *Thames Tunnel (Tideway Tunnel)*
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 am by John LeSurf

» new hotel at hampton court means loss of fishing
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 pm by Ed Randall

» FORCE clean-up in Donkey Wood ~ Sun 13th May 2018
Thu May 17, 2018 10:16 am by JeffHowe

» TOP RIVER ANGLERS UNITE TO FORM NEW CONSERVATION GROUP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:23 pm by John LeSurf

» penton hook tidy up.
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 am by John LeSurf

» Riverfly & Clean-up Donkey Woods Saturday 18th Nov 2017
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:02 pm by Ed Randall

» Biggest fish of all book
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:43 pm by Adrian Hoare

» Wandle Trust - eel pass installation - call for volunteers
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:53 am by Ed Randall

» Outfall Safari across London - call for Volunteers!
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:47 am by Ed Randall

» Fishing the Thames at Medley
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:33 pm by Trevor Rowe

» Thames Semi-Tidal Draw Off 2017
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:08 pm by Ed Randall

» Eel Trap Results 2017
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:07 pm by patrick barker

» Fish-swallowing Angler "lucky to be alive"
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 am by Ed Randall

» River Mole polluted at Horley
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:52 am by Ed Randall

» Petition to stop the export of elvers
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:16 pm by Ed Randall

» Riverfly Training ~ Hogsmill ~ 30th Sept 2017
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:56 am by Ed Randall

» Monster fatberg in Whitechapel
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:40 pm by Ed Randall

» Radio 4 ~ Macquarie: The Tale of the River Bank
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 pm by Ed Randall

» Thames TideFest 10th September 2017
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am by John LeSurf

» Invitation to the 2017 Eel Forum ~ 17th October
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:32 am by Ed Randall

» Do you recognise any of these men?
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:44 pm by Ed Randall

» Better access to free Thames fishing in Reading
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 am by Ed Randall

Angling Data View
River Levels
UK Map

Thames Tides

Share | 
 

 Eel Trap at Molesey

Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
Steve Holmes



Posts : 2435
Join date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:07 pm

Loads of free parking in Graburn Way opposite Taggs Island. It's a 500m walk downstream.
Back to top Go down
Steve Holmes



Posts : 2435
Join date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:13 pm

Who's still on for the training tomorrow morning at Molesey weir chaps?

I think the list of possibles that haven't yet been trained were

Colin Arbon
Michael Arbon
Paul Snell
Oliver L
Glyn Jones
Keith Collett
Jack Collett


EDIT TO SAY: Start time is 10am



Last edited by Steve Holmes on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:04 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Hi there Steve


Im on for tommorow. Just to confirm is it at Molsey lock where Jeff works?




Oli
Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Colin Arbon



Male Posts : 79
Join date : 2011-11-05
Age : 53
Location : Ashford / middx

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:44 pm

Me and Michael still on for 10am, how long will it last for ?
Back to top Go down
Steve Holmes



Posts : 2435
Join date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:03 pm

Nice one chaps.

It does indeed start at 10am.

Yes it is at Molesey lock where Jeff works.

It will last probably about an hour and half or so.
Back to top Go down
Steve Holmes



Posts : 2435
Join date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:17 pm

Thanks for everyone's time today. Great that the TAC are monitoring the only eel trap on the whole of the river Thames and that we had such a good show of volunteers.

Well done Andy Banham also for putting yourself out to monitor the Bow Locks trap.

Back to top Go down
David Harvey

avatar

Male Posts : 5381
Join date : 2010-01-21
Age : 103
Location : Surrey,

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:15 am

Well done everyone Smile

I will put a rota of times to check the trap and need some names added to it. It needs to be checked at least twice a week but can be more often.

Steve the lockkeeper was going to put the gate key on the trap key ring, so you can just pull up to the gate and go and get it, saves the parking hell.

Oli hope you got loads of great pics and look forward to seeing them


Just to stress that only the trained people can check the trap, if anyone esle wants to get involved then Joe at the ZSL has offered more time, what a top man.

So we have:

Dave Harvey
Steve Holmes
Keith Collett
Glyn Jones
Oliver Lacfi
Mark Anderson
Jeff Kennett
Colin Arbon
Michael Arbon
Paul Snell

Have I missed anyone



cheers
Back to top Go down
http://Rivertac.org
Paul Snell



Male Posts : 434
Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Egham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:20 pm

The lock keeper did indeed put a car park key on the eel trap keyring, but with the stern admonishment that parking is purely for the purpose of checking the trap - thus you'd have to move your car if intending to fish the weir pool afterwards.

I gather the twice weekly monitoring is for the purposes of fish welfare & the exact timing of reports is not critical to the survey - by which I assume that any registered member of the monitoring team who happens to be down there, say to fish the weir or nearby, could check the trap and report back to save others a special trip. Might be worth checking this is OK with Joe.

Final point - the lock is not manned all the time, I think Steve (or whoever was on duty on Saturday) said they're usually there til at least 6:00 pm, but quite often away visiting other locks etc between I think 12 - 2:00 pm (again worth checking). I thought it would have been a good idea to be able to phone to check the lock were manned before setting out, but Steve didn't like that idea.
Back to top Go down
Steve Holmes



Posts : 2435
Join date : 2010-01-28

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:17 pm

Paul Snell wrote:
Final point - the lock is not manned all the time, I think Steve (or whoever was on duty on Saturday) said they're usually there til at least 6:00 pm, but quite often away visiting other locks etc between I think 12 - 2:00 pm (again worth checking). I thought it would have been a good idea to be able to phone to check the lock were manned before setting out, but Steve didn't like that idea.

Can only assume it must be a pain for the lockies to be out manning the gates/sluices and then have to go answer the phone in the office?

Nice of Steve to sort out a key for us though.

Sounds like it makes sense to have a weekend check and a Tues/Weds check. We should have no problems sorting out a weekend check whilst Steve is there but the mid-week one might take a bit of sorting.

Back to top Go down
Paul Snell



Male Posts : 434
Join date : 2011-06-20
Location : Egham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:14 pm

Steve Holmes wrote:


Can only assume it must be a pain for the lockies to be out manning the gates/sluices and then have to go answer the phone in the office?

That's exactly the reason. However I'm going to be spitting feathers if I waste an hour's worth of time and petrol on abortive round trips on more than the odd occasion.
Back to top Go down
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:22 pm

Hi there!


Here are some photo's of the Eel trapping day! its was a pleasure to meet you guys! Smile



Oli
Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:23 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:24 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:25 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:28 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:29 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:33 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:36 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:38 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:44 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:45 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:52 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:06 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:08 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Oliver Lafci

avatar

Male Posts : 359
Join date : 2011-10-29
Age : 32
Location : Ham

PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:13 pm

Back to top Go down
http://oliverlafciphotography.blogspot.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap at Molesey   

Back to top Go down
 
Eel Trap at Molesey
Back to top 
Page 2 of 3Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Trap rigging swim baits
» Does anyone use a "trap rig" for swimbaits in the harbor??
» RAT-L-TRAP Give Away
» Fish Trap swimbaits.
» Bazooka gold trap vs keene 52 sluice

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum :: Open Section :: Conservation Issues :: Eel Monitoring-
Jump to: