During the season one of the requirements of some of the fishing clubs I am in is the work party . Sadly every club I am in struggles to get a healthy participation from members for these essential activities . Personally I have found them very useful. As a new member of a club it is by far the best and fastest way to get to know the waters and some of the other members, Longstanding members can be a mine of information and often will point people in the direction of other local fishing opportunities . It has to be said that during work parties people seem to have more time for a conversation than whilst fishing.