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Gosport Boating Lake?
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:06:07 PM »

Hi,
 
Does anyone know if/when the Gosport Boating pond will be filled up again?
 
Regards,
 
Rich
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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 07:37:35 AM »

Hi
It has been refilled for a couple of weeks now. It was drained in the ongoing fight against the weed problem.

Mike
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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 07:59:45 AM »

Cheers Mike, might bring some boats up when I visit the in laws!
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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 09:04:32 AM »

You are welcome Rich ! Who knows, might see you there  O0 :-))

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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 12:13:35 PM »

Hi Guys, where is this pond, i also have outlaws in the area but have always sailed in on of the creeks


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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 12:41:16 PM »

Hi Mark,
 
It is situated between Haslar Creek and the main road just opposite Halfords and Morrisons. Unfortunately Gosport Council, as per many others, have been overcome by greed and as  of 1st Jan the car park adjacent has increased charges from 70p to 90p per hour. Such is life  >:-o

The Gosport Model Yacht and Sailing Club use the waters, but it is open to the public - of course it is the normal polite thing to do to check for conflicting radio channels before launching, especially if there is a gaggle of yachts on the water racing !   :o

Here is the link to the Club's site :    http://www.gosportmybc.org.uk/
 
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Mike
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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 04:37:20 PM »

I'm surprised that they drained it, many competitions were cancelled there due to weed the councils excuse was that a rare shrimp was in the pond so would not drain it it's one only 2 of the best purpose built model sailing lakes in the country the other being Fleetwood these lakes are perfect for vane sailing where you can walk along the bank and guide you boat.
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Re: Gosport Boating Lake?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 11:51:38 PM »

Mike K. Thanks for the info, will contact the club nearer the date, cheers mate, Mark
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Re: Gosport Boating Lake
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 08:29:25 AM »

I'm surprised that they drained it, many competitions were cancelled there due to weed the councils excuse was that a rare shrimp was in the pond so would not drain it it's one only 2 of the best purpose built model sailing lakes in the country the other being Fleetwood these lakes are perfect for vane sailing where you can walk along the bank and guide you boat.

Hi Tony, you don't know the half of it !
It wasn't the council that decided to drain it, but the club. These rare  (tiny) shrimps are a protected species and as such Natural England has taken a hand in things and consequently any plans to put weed killers etc in the water to kill the weed are forbidden.

Now any decisions involve the council, a government dept. and at the end of the line, the club ! as can be imagined the involvement of two civil service depts makes any agreement a long drawn out affair  >:-o At the moment the only treatment we can use is a dye which is not poisonous to shrimps but restricts the light reaching the weed roots and slows their growth. We (the club) got permission to drain the lakes at the New Year spring tides down to puddles hoping that we would get at least one good frost to attack the weeds. I think Old Murphy had a hand there as the weather had other ideas ! Anyway all is refilled and we await the spring to see what effect it has made !

Mike

PS The sailing competitions were adjusted best we could, to work around this action

PPS  You are welcome Mark !
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