United Utilities have been letting water out of Upper Roddlesworth since the drought began to affect the systems lower down the watercourses locally. Currently the water level is some five metres below normal and likely to go farther till rain begins to fill up the system.
Angling is still possible from the dam, however around the sides of the reservoir there are potentially dangerous levels of wet mud/silt which carry the potential for anglers to get into difficulties.
Very frustrating for all concerned but there is nothing we can do. United utilities are aware of the potential issue for the fish stocks and are monitoring the situation.