Weed Cutting Boats at Work
The photo on the top left shows an Avon Weed Boat cutting weed on the River Test, one of the most famous fly fishing rivers in the world.
On the right our latest Avon Boat cutting on a carrier which adjoins the main river.
Weed cutting boats can often be seen at work on the River Test during the summer months.
The photo on the left shows an Avon cutting reed on the River Stour. The boat is fitted with a heavy duty cutter which is capable of removing a lot of the root mass reducing the future level of regrowth.
This reed was cut back to improve access to the river which is used for rowing activities.
On the right another Avon cutting reed, this time on the Bude Canal. This task was included in a Restoration Scheme.
Reed cutting takes place in the winter months to prevent any disturbance to bird life.
Weed Removal and River Maintenance
The photo on the left shows one of our Conver Boats with weed rakes fitted working on the River Stour. The task here is the collection and removal of cut vegetation.
Having collected a full load, the weed rakes are in a raised position ready to unload the vegetation onto the river bank.
On the right, the same boat unloads a piece of timber from the weed rakes. Our river maintenance works often involve the removal of fallen branches and trees from the watercourse.
All of our boats are fitted with heavy duty winches which are often employed when carrying out river maintenance tasks.