Mayfly May 2023

“When the wind’s in the East they like it least” – the old river-keeper saying certainly held good this May although in fact the weather vanes generally indicated Northeast, which is even more difficult for our fishery. This did not really trouble our more experienced rods, who reported some great fishing, but the strange weather…

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April 2023

Opening Month To put it mildly, the first month of the 2023 season has been difficult. River flows were higher than usual, and frequently coloured, there were very few warm spring days to encourage fly life (Hawthorn in particular were suppressed), and of course stocking was spread over several days mid-month, and those fish take…

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End of Season Report 2022

Overview I hope you do not think that I place too much emphasis on our catch return statistics but they do provide the only reliable indicators of how the fishery is performing. I certainly take notice of them and I suspect the Management Committee does also. These days the digital returns master-minded by our Hon…

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August 22

Overview of the Month I will keep this fairly short as there is simply no comparison with the excellent August which we experienced last season, and which surprised us all. This August we were hit by a second heat wave and at the same time by quite exceptionally low flows. In my report last month…

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