End of Season Report 2023

Statistics I expect I have said this before but we should all be very grateful to our Secretary for his meticulous analysis of the statistics gathered from all your catch returns. The overall results this season have confirmed what I already suspected would be the case – that the outcome is a bit disappointing. This,…

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August 2023

Weather and Weed It is a real pleasure to read your catch returns for August as they make a very cheerful contrast to last year, when August produced a blistering heat wave and very low flows. So it is no surprise to see from the Secretary’s statistics that that the August catches were precisely double…

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July 2023

Falls Mainly on the Plain There are probably plenty of our rods who do not wish to know anything more about July, which was generally windy and wet for much of the time. But I must qualify that because we did not get the heavy rainfall that hit other parts of the country. Those rods…

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June 2023

Mayfly: Final Verdict The comparison between the returns for May and June this year is an unusual one. Normally (as was the case last year) many more fish are caught in May. This is not surprising as we are inevitably taking advantage of the inexperience of our stock fish which have been in the river…

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