The River Avon Project funded by the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group Enablement Fund (SDCLAG EF) Report
In 2010 the association will offer visiting anglers the opportunty to fish for brown trout on the Rake beat which runs between Pembertons’ Pool and Hatch Bridge (point A and B on map).
Tickets will be made available through the Westcountry Angling Passport scheme.
Earlier this year the committee applied for external funding to support this initiative.
On 12th March 2010 the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group Enablement Fund (SDCLAG EF) awarded the Avon Fishing Association £3,115 to support the River Avon Project (Phase 1). The association will contribute an additional £750 and at least 40 hours of voluntary labour (2 days with 5 people for 4 hours) to the project.
The project will involve:
Installing posts and rails to improve access to the river in the field below Pembertons’ Pool (points F on map)
Replacing derelict fence, installing a stile and repairing bank erosion at Bramble Pool (point C to E on map)
Coppicing overhanging trees between Hatch Bridge and Pembertons’ Pool (especially between point D and G)
This page presents a brief record of progress.
25th March – Five AFA volunteers worked with Toby Russell (Westcountry Rivers Trust) and Martin Harmer (Coastal and Rural Services) to clear overhanging vegetation and install three post and rail access points (at location points F on map):
6th, 9th and 10th September
Task: Repair eroded bank and replace wire fence on left bank of Bramble Pool
The River Avon Project (Phase 1) is funded by the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group, incorporating funding from the EU, Defra, SWRDA and LEADER