A helicopter was used to help complete vital maintenance work at top venue Boddington Reservoir… because it worked out cheaper than using vans and lorries!
As well as reinforcing the dam wall covering pegs 84-93 at the 65-acre Northamptonshire water, a number of new swims needed to be installed, requiring the transportation of a huge amount of stone. The Canal and Rivers Trust, which runs the venue, did the maths and discovered that a helicopter was the most cost-effective solution.
Fishery bailiff Keith Farrer was impressed by the chopper over the two days of the project.
“It moved so fast, flying in and dropping off the stone,” he said.