Planning lake management for a warmer than average autumn

With warmer than average autumn temperatures forecast, it is worth considering how this may affect your fisheries.

The main considerations are connected to the die off of aquatic and bank side vegetation, not to mention fallen leaves.

Break down of this detritus can use large volumes of oxygen as bacteria metabolise the organic matter.

During warm weather the bacteria will be more active, use more oxygen than normal and provide larger quantities of bio- available nutrients that may drive a late season algal bloom.

To counteract these effects, consider increased use of aeration equipment and early bacterial inoculation to gradually metabolise the nutrients out of the system.

Contact us for aeration, nutrient reduction or algae control advice.