After the heavy rain and gales yesterday the weather is kinder today but colder 7c. The heavy rain has brought the level of the Lancashire River Calder up 2 feet and this encourages the Salmon and Sea trout to move upstream to their spawning grounds in the higher reaches of the river but there is one big problem..... and it's here at Padiham Weir, the weir is too high and until the environment agency and river authority do something about it (there is talk of a fish pass) this is as far the fish can ascend, its frustrating and sad to watch these fish constantly leaping to clear the lip of the weir only to be washed down again onto the stone sill at the base of the weir.
The shutter on my small digital still camera doesn't respond quick enough to capture the fish leaping out of the water so the images of the fish are movie frames from my video camera.
My name is David Crossley I am married with two grown up children and five grandchildren. I am a retired Engineering Instructor, retired in 1999. I have many interests - I am a member of Burnley Film Makers, an amateur film maker and photographer, a walker,all aspects of the great outdoors, wildlife gardening, wild life ponds and wild orchids. The highlight of my walking was probably trekking through the Himalayas in Nepal.
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