Once again the action this week was experienced in short periods as fish seemed to switch on properly for brief spells, during which 5 fish were landed and several others lost. For the rest of the time, lots of fish were raised and moved to anglers' flies but without any real commitment.
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Added by Reuben Sweeting 1 week ago
The promise of rain was given on many occasions throughout the past week but as is so often the case failed to fall in the quantity required to make any significant difference to the water levels. Even the wind always welcomed in low water was at times too strong and never quite in the right direction to give the desired ripple. Nevertheless, anglers found concentrated moments of success and did well to land 6 fish in these tough conditions.
Sunday 15th May 2022
Added by Reuben Sweeting 2 weeks ago
Faced with less than ideal conditions and with little prospect of rain on the forecast, this week's anglers had resigned themselves to a tough low water week on arrival. It's fair to say that the 12 fish landed exceeded expectations and once again demonstrated that there is always hope!
Sunday 8th May 2022
Added by Reuben Sweeting 3 weeks ago
With largely reasonable conditions, fish have continued to be caught throughout the river during the last week. When blowing, the northerly wind was a welcome aid against the falling water levels and helped as anglers managed to add another 7 fish to the book.
Yesterday's rain may not have amounted to the quantity desired, but has at least raised the water levels slightly and will undoubtedly help during the start of next week.
Sunday 1st May 2022
Added by Reuben Sweeting 1 month ago
The water height remained reasonable at the start of the week with still enough flow to allow anglers to swing a fly although overhead conditions were becoming less favourable. Taking these conditions into account, the final tally of 6 fish was a good result and certainly could have been higher if fortunes had been kinder as a number of fish were also lost.
Wielding a salmon rod for the first time this week, Ellie Measham took to the river like a natural and was quickly rewarded with her first salmon weighing in at 10lbs.