In October 2020 Killer Shrimp were discovered in our Broad. They have been found all around our jetties and quay headings along with other locations along the top half of the Broad.
At present there are no Killer Shrimp in Eels Foot, so don’t allow any to hitch a ride on lines dangling from your dinghy and/or boots that have been on the slipways, keep it all in your dinghy (don’t drain your boat in Eels Foot).
Rules for control of Invasive Species are strictly enforced.
If you are transporting dinghies to/from our Club, they need to be cleaned and dried to avoid spreading invasive species.
This also applies to All visiting boats and launching trolleys must be thoroughly cleaned before launching and when leaving the site.
Do not to allow ropes/sails etc to trail in the water as these can pick up unwanted hitchhikers
If any wading is done to launch boats please clean clothing/boots in very hot water (preferably boiling) and dry thoroughly.
This is a hot shower located outside clubhouse located in the Green cupboard for this purpose.
We have been asked to keep 5m distance from the reed beds. This shouldn’t be an issue as we don’t want to be running aground. You will just have to call water a little earlier.
The following is from Eilish Rothney, The Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Trinity Broads Warden:“Please do make sure that all the buoys and any other equipment is thoroughly dry before being put in the water and can you remind all attendees to be especially careful around the quay heading and jetties – not to allow ropes/sails etc to trail in the water. If any wading is done to launch boats please clean clothing/boots in very hot water (preferably boiling) and dry thoroughly. We need to be aware of the importance of not spreading the shrimp to any other water-bodies.”
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