The normal arrangement with Nene river locks is that the top gates are closed and the bottom gate, or guilotine is left in the 'raised' position. This prevents fish becoming trapped etc. In strong stream or flood conditions the locks are reversed, that is the top gates are chained open and the bottom gate, the guillotine is lowered. To manage water levels the Environment Agency (EA) then raise the guillotine as much or as little as they deem (using the lock as a sluice) fit to allow water down stream.
We have been advised by our local river inspector Roy that tomorrow or Sunday the river may be taken off of strong stream and we might be able to get into Peterborough and the service point there.
This hawthorn has gathered quite a bit of detritus
The canoists are back
The chap below doesn't mind, he's still fishing, regardless.