Few more end of season totals from WUF.
Friday, 30 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Plenty of water around and still more to come over the weekend. At least the lock down won't affect out fishing too much with most rivers out of condition.
Not wishing to get political though god knows there is chaos and misinformation everywhere but I never thought I would see the day when British Police would seek to question people going about their lawful business and travel and ask the reason for it.
This was the Stazi in the lay bye opposite where I live, stopping people coming from the Hereford direction. Later a mobile Police station arrived too. Just what have we come to in this country???
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Plenty more rain on the way it seems which should ensure that spawning fish should be able to reach their desired location for spawning. Lets hope however we do not get the huge washout we experienced last season over the whole catchment.
WSA continues to expand it water temperature logging and phosphate sampling conducted by volunteers in various parts of the catchment. There will be 36 sites for temperature reading and 15 for phosphate sampling which could provide valuable information. If you are not already a member please consider joining their efforts/ £10 per year is all that's asked.
Strange goings on on the Severn is seems with it's much vaunted easing of fish passage at weirs now being much taled about especially for Shad - who seem to have managed very nicely without it. True its said to be an endangered species and would be sad to lose it but seems to have no value from from any pecuniary or sporting value as we are not allowed to fish for them in any event. Having opened up the river there is now a proposal to erect a dam above Shrewsbury to, so it's said, protect flood defences . Due to flood a large area with the height of the river raised 15 feet or so. Just how this will affect the salmons migration to upper river tributaries seem to be in the lap of the gods, not to mention the lose of many river beats,.Said to have the support of the EA and Defra. Sounds madness.
Tied a lot of flies during the lockdown so will be offering selections at a good price if anyone is interest.
Below are three lots of large pike flies up to 6/7" which can also be fished off a spinning rod with a little weight uptrace. Ianyone is interested let me know, £11.00 post free.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Apologies for the recent messy print out. Not sure what happened.
Anyway two more fish from Dolgau before the upper river extension ended which in my opinion anyway is a real pity that this silly extra fishing time for fish more or less on the redds is still allowed under our present dire circumstances.
Seems to be a lot of big barbel being caught now as coarse fishing gradually takes over the middle river in particular. However one feedback post from the WUF site left me a little open mouthed. On guy reports due to high water he had to use a 6oz lead to hold bottom. Hells bells what sort of tackle was he using to be able to cast that -a beachcaster That plus a big barbel on the end must have been quite something.
'Coarse' fishing thats for sure but not as we knew it!!