First, mud and roots...
I scooped it out wearing large water proof boots.
With the newly cut out pieces removed and chopped, I replanted the pond with pots....
Repotting the pieces of plants took serious cutting apart of ingrown roots.
And weighing the pots down with stones took some work. I had forgotten the pots fell over when top heavy. But I got it all right eventually. It looked good at the end.
The lilies will take 2 months to recover and the sweet flag will take a month. But at least there is room again for the goldfish to swim around.
I'll wait a week for the water to lose the chlorine from the new water again before adding goldfish. But I will do that.
The pond will be so nice with a few goldfish in it. again.
Serious cleaning-up to do. See all the excess roots?