I've known the River Wyre all my working life, having spent the previous fifteen years as a marine electrical engineer based in its estuary in Fleetwood. I came to Springfield through my love of country sports. I was asked by the previous river keeper to help eradicate pests in the house grounds and when he retired, after a lot of soul searching, I opted out of the "rat race" and stepped into his ancient waders. River keeping is certainly not a "job" - it's a distinct and sometimes hard way of life.
Maintaining the fishery's waters and clubhouse gardens is the general remit. However, this has to be balanced with the Water Bailiff's responsibilities - protecting stocked trout and migratory fish from two and (four legged) poachers, and often calling on the local constabulary.
As many Members will be aware Rose has sadly had to leave because of family commitments.
She has been at the heart of the Club for many years. She will be greatly missed and a hard act to follow. We wish her all the best for the future.
We have started the formal recruitment process to find a replacement and hopefully there will not be too much of a hiatus.
We encourage anyone interested in the post to contact us by email. The essential qualifications are excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to provide top quality catering and housekeeping for Members.