apart from making model sailing yachts i do fly fishing and the weed problem on a few lakes that was mentioned can be reduced by putting a few hay bales in the lake and tied together and weighted to keep in place.the enzyme in the hay kills the weed it does not hurt or kill the wildlife this method has been in place a long time. Bewle water in kent. Lakedown trout fishery and more have used this method to help control the weed david41 😊
Many years ago the council used barley straw bales on our model boat pond, no major improvement but a year or two later the bales started to break up and we had continual problems of straw being wrapped around our propellers. We prefer to put up with the green algae and let nature take its course.
sorry Colin my mistake as you said Barley straw it has worked at lakedown trout fishery and Bewl water that i still fish as for having it in a lake with model boats and the barley breaking down did not think of that so sorry Alan .
This is our problem. A good wind in the right direction can clear a patch but as soon as it drops the water is covered. It is quite dense and it takes a powerful boat to get through. The other problem is you can't see and debris floating under the weed.
Is been getting worse over the past few years and at the moment e are mostly a social club.
Well Smiggy, I last used that lake in 1966, then it was used as a general boating lake, including Inc rowing boats for hire as well as model boats. It was also used as a carp breeding pool, with lots of ducks as well. The carp and ducks used to keep it weed free. I also used the river in the park below the waterfall where the steps go down to the water, it was good for launching my models. Do you use this site for your boats. I am interested in knowing what it's like nowadays, was thinking of visiting my sister in Melton soon and thought I could bring a couple boats. Cheers Colin.
The lake isn't used as a breeding pool any more. There is a boat hire business but its just pedalos now. I'm sure you'd be made most welcome but the weed really is a problem at the moment. Where are you based now?