Monday, 19 April 2021

 Just one fish reported yesterday.  8lbs from Wyesham.  Otherwise all seems quite.

Seems to be a dearth of small fry around this year including minnows.  As for trout/salmonparr/smolts they seem to be in very short supply too in the main river at least.

Sunday, 18 April 2021



 

No catches again, at least none have been reported so far. Looks like no rain for a couple of weeks according to the Met Office.Who knows where we will be if that is so.

This guy below,  pictured on the Irfon yesterday will have even less water as he scrapes his way downriver.  A sign of things to come.


Saturday, 17 April 2021

 

Nothing new I'm afraid so far today.  Obviously river conditions remain the same.

Sent some photos of a diseased fish found on the Golden Mile .  Brings back memories of the dreaded UDN but it could be virtually any fungal disease.  Could it even have been a well mended kelt perhaps though it looks too good for that.   Lets hope its a one off as UDN wouldbe the final straw I suspect.









Friday, 16 April 2021

 No more fish reported and no more rain in the offing either.  Met office reports suggest that this dry spell will continue for some time yet and any significant rain seems a long time away.

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More flies if anyone is interest.  Fox box with a lot of small doubles mostly 12 and 13 Partridge hooks plus a few singles  £25.00


Good Richard Wheatley fly box with sea trout/salmon singles sizes 10/8
£25.00



Thursday, 15 April 2021

 Three fish reported from below Monmouth on Wednesday which is really the place to be under the current low water conditions on most of the river.;

Redbrook: 94cm (C 21lbs) fish for Simon Mclucas this afternoon. The fish took a 1.5" cascade  tube on a fast sink tip line.

 


Wyesham: 2 this morning 10lbs and 15lbs, both sealiced. 


The fish from Redbrook to Simon McLucas.


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 Another incident.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56753836



Wednesday, 14 April 2021

 No more fish so far.  Upper river now really low with no rain whatsoever in sight it seems.

LATEST...   

Red Lion : 10lb hen. Size 12 Ally’s Shrimp double from Monks Run for Steve Reynolds yesterday.

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If you read the below links which are shameful you can see why we really need some rain if only for sewage dilution.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56721660

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56734857

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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

 Conditions remain the same though just when you thought all hope is lost on the middle/upper river there comes a ray of hope with the report of a fish,  A fresh fish of 13 1/2lbs from rarely fished Cabalva yesterday  to Dave Roberts on a Toby spoon.  The first fish from that beat for possibly decades.  The old adage I suppose - If your not fishing you can't catch!!