The Angling Trust has put a useful website on the internet for finding river levels; one I use when planning a fishing trip on the river.
The web address is www.fishinginfo.co.uk.
Click on the 'Find A River Level' tab and enter 'Langport' in the search box.
This will show a map of river level measuring stations in the Langport area.
I find the 'Monks Lease Wq' at Combe and the 'Oath' at Oath Lock locations give meaningful levels for the river.
Beware the level at 'Westover' which is the river side of the Westover Pumping Station opposite Cocklemoor in Langport. When the river is low, this measuring station shows a smooth horizontal line which suggests the level sensor is probably above the current water level and so not showing the correct level.
I hope this site is of some use to you.
Sunday 5th November
Saturday 18th November
Saturday 2nd December
Fran and I fished on Stuckies. we fished for four hours, trying whip, waggler and feeder, but neither of us had a bite!
Club member, Mark Vigar fished on Cocklemoor and caught about 5lb of roach.
Combe Lake is closed until further notice owing to low dissolved oxygen levels in the water due to algae.
The Environment Agency are measuring and monitoring the oxygen levels.
Please make sure you shut the gate securely in the otter fence when entering and leaving the lake.
If you are fishing Combe Lake, why not let me know what you caught; photos of your catch would also be appreciated. We'd love to know how it's fishing for our members. Email me.
We have fitted a different combination padlock on the gate. The instructions for its use are on the gate, alongside the padlock.
Wednesday 15th November
After discussion with the Environment Agency, when they were monitoring our algae problem, it was thought we might have a problem with the silt in the lake being devoid of oxygen (anoxic). This could mean a lack of micro-organisms which are essential for the breakdown of the leaves and silt which results in a healthier water.
We had a contractor, Richard Bult of HBS Fisheries, Bridgwater, in to check the silt and, subsequently, he dosed Combe Lake with 1.5 tonnes of Siltex, a highly porous form of calcium carbonate (chalk). The particles penetrate the silt and the trapped air in them oxygenates it and stimulates the micro-organisms to breakdown and digest the silt.