Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sad to see so little coming off the lower river now that water conditions have improved. though the daytime overhead conditions are not great of course..

Just one fish reported from Redbrook to Simon Mclucas 13lb on fly.
One reportedly from the Bridge Pool at Erwood. to George Ottewell. 15lbs


An interesting post from the Salmon Fishing Forum regarding the request for Shad information.


LATEST  REPORT OF A 37LB FISH FROM UPPER BIGSWIER ON A SINGLE HOOK F/C TO JOHN STANNARD

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Just spotted a request for info on the wyesalmonreports blog regarding Shad.
Well I was lucky enough to be at Coedithiel on Sunday 13th in time to catch the morning tide, [10m at Avonmouth with high water at Sharpness/Coedithiel 0615 GMT], and from up on the bank looking down through 6ft of water over a concrete croy, I counted 6 Salmon; estimate 8-10lbs, 2 Bass; 4-6lbs and one shoal of 30+ Shad moving upstream within 20 minutes. There where almost certainly more that I didn't see but I was more interested in fishing a SHFC across the slack water at the same time. Yes, I did have one solid hit and three good runs before the ******** slipped the hook, [got it on video though], and a few takes from Shad too.
Evening tide, a little higher and in bright sunlight, brought a lot more Shad. One in four casts was knocked and a total of five came to the bank to have the hook slid out, [without handling the fish], but no sign of Salmon.
FEBs avoided me but the two seals and an otter didn't even acknowledge my existence!
Hope this helps.
LB

Another post from |WUF feedback.  Can you really mistake a Grayling for anything else???
More likely a chub perhaps.

"A beautiful day but sadly no salmon! Trout were rising about midday so I grabbed my trout rod and caught a few on The Flats and hooked what I think was a large grayling on a Usk Grub just after lunch - maybe 2 or 3lbs."

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