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River Cale Clean-Up: Tomorrow's Plan

Saturday 9 February 2013, 19:42
By Matt Bishop / Garry Hunt

Matt Bishop, right after he faceplanted in the river CaleDespite tomorrow's forecast not looking to be in our favour we don't want to delay making a difference to the state of the River Cale any further.

Acting on the theory that any rubbish near to the river will eventually migrate into it we would like, at the very least, to do a general litter pick of the surrounding area.

With the present forecast it looks very doubtful that we'll be able to get near the river, let alone in it safely. With that in mind we would stress that any children attending must be kept under extremely close supervision.

As it stands we will all meet as planned at Gillams car spares for 0930 tomorrow.

I'm sure you will be pleased to know that Gary and I had an extremely successful day today helping mike from the Wild Trout Trust to survey the river for the next stages of habitat enhancement. This is despite me falling in up to my neck, and entering the first stage of hypothermia. Luckily, the only injuries sustained were Gary's stomach muscles from laughing.

Hope to see you tomorrow, bright and breezy with waterproofs and wellies.

Matt Bishop & Gary Hunt




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davidsmith
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Matt's faceplant
Reply #1 on : Sat February 09, 2013, 20:08:07
I followed them along the river with my camera for the purposes of compiling a video of the whole affair.

I had the privilege of seeing Matt face down in the river but, alas, didn't have the camera rolling at the time.

Such a shame - it might have been a YouTube hit.
Garyh
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Matt's faceplant
Reply #2 on : Sun February 10, 2013, 19:57:56
I think I was borne for that moment Dave.
davidsmith
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Matt's faceplant
Reply #3 on : Sun February 10, 2013, 21:05:15
Does the rest of your existence seem trivial and unsatisfying now, what with your life's purpose fulfilled?
Matt Bishop
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Matt's face plant
Reply #4 on : Mon February 11, 2013, 20:44:20
Gentlemen, whilst receiving a very inspiring river education from Mike Blackmore of the Wild Trout Trust, I decided to examine the river bed at close quarters to fully understand the environment required by our native fish species. Call it a face plant, I call it an 'intricate survey'.

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