Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Something's fishy here . . . !

These fish (Bream, I think) had just come in on the morning's high tide, into West Lakes where a group of keen fishermen were waiting.  West Lakes is man-made and is used for sailing and rowing (the revered King's Cup is battled out by oarsmen on this lake) - no motor boats are permitted except for a sizeable but relatively quiet tourist launch. On the incoming tide some underwater gates are opened to allow the seawater (and fish) in. On the outgoing tide, gates at the other end of the lake are opened to allow the water to flow into the Port River.  After a problem with algae bloom threatening to spoil this attractive and popular spot some years ago, it is encouraging to see things are "back on track" and the fish are thriving.

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8 comments:

ladyfi said...

That's a big fish! So nice to hear that the lake is now cleaner and the fish thriving.

diane b said...

That is such a clear shot of the fish. I like bream but you don't see t often in the shops. The lake has an interesting way of filling and emptying. Our little local dam is full of blue/green algae at the moment.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Amazingly clear water - but if we can see the fish then they can see the fishermen!

Arija said...

Nice under-water shot, nice fish too, wish I were there with my rod.

LifeRamblings said...

the water looks pure clean and clear. Look how the fish are swimming, those are some happy fish!

Indrani said...

You could capture the fish well.
The water looks inviting.

Valerie said...

To John: fair comment!

Dianne said...

I can see Fish & chips!! Oh to be swimming in that cool clear water right now.

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