For the first time apart from the years we used herbicides we have very little weed in either lake. There are still some weedy areas but many swims have almost none at all.
It may be with the very cold spring here in East Kent the weed hasn’t got going; it may be with very low rainfall over the last 12 months a lot less in the way of phosphates and nitrates has washed in from the surrounding farmland and so there’s less in the way of nutrients for the weed.
Whatever the reason, it means that we won’t need to do much weed clearing this summer and all the swims should be fishable.
It’ll be interesting to see what effect the lack of weed has on the fish and the fishing.