Lenches Lakes reports on aquatic weed control using Dyofix
Aquatic weed control in lakes containing trout is a must and Amanda Badger, co-owner of Lenches Lakes in Worcestershire, recorded her experience of using Dyofix pond dyes for aquatic weed control in an article in Newsline. (courtesy of Stillwater Trout Fisheries Association).
EACH year from early spring to September effective aquatic weed management is key to being able to offer the lakes to fly fishing or other summertime water activities. The aquatic weeds that are a huge nuisance to me are Spiked Water Milfoil (Myriophyllumspicatum), algae and blanket weed. Having drained and dredged one lake last summer I was keen to keep it as weed-free as I could. I obviously wanted some weed but not a total invasion. In previous years I have used aquatic herbicides such as Clarasan, containing terbutryn,and Midstream containing dichlobenil. Both were extremely effective killers of submerged vegetation. But I can assure you it was not as simple as that! Weeding also took
place with a weed-cutting 10-foot bar that is rowed out to a casting distance from the stands, pushed in the water, then the tractor winches the bar back to the bank cutting weed as it goes. This is a three-man time-consuming job. Since the removal from the market of these chemicals I
have struggled to manage weed… read more.
“I decided to introduce the Dyofix Pond Blue into the lake in early Spring, not letting weed get a grip in my relatively barren lake. Ordering was made simple by efficient and friendly staff who offered their services regarding calculating volume of water to be treated. I set about flinging the sachets of dye all around the lake to help disperse this blue dye. Job done – very satisfying.”
“Four days on there are staggeringly exciting developments in both lakes. Whitsun lake is where it’s really happening – the now grey/black tinted clear water has started to work its magic. No spikes or Milfoil are peaking from the water’s surface. The results are beyond my wildest dreams.”
Download the PDF of the article which talks through the experience and results…
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