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Interesting - I’ve fished the Fowey and Lynher, and looked at the Plym. I couldn’t genuinely understand where in the Lynher a fish could be found. The stretch I fished had no p to speak of and was very shallow and featureless.I’m actually going down Devon at the end of the month to see my niece and baby. Staying near Bigbury and was hoping to get on the Avon or the Plym but no visitor tickets allowed.
I’m familiar with Cornwall rivers such as the Fowey and Camel and imo the real gem is the Lyhner. But I agree it beats paying Tweed prices.
The Dee was the same. Over by the end of June.That sounds right! The old netsmen recon, their farthers pulled up their boats up for the season at the end of may
Please expand on your comment! Oh, and by the way the word you are looking for is 'redds'.Well shouldn't be fishing November leave the fish to spawn instead of dragging them off reds
Why would they adjust their prices if people are still willing to pay them time to vote with your dollars boys!!!!!!!I was looking at the same thing today Tom............the backend runs have almost dissappeared, but the prices haven't been adjusted accordingly.......!!!
Silly prices! Sunderland Hall £20 to £80 a day. 4 rods available. 14 fish caught this year. Now I know all the rods are not all out at once but £80 a day and 14 for the year is in my opinion just silly. Yes correct I will not fishing it for that reason.
Wow imagine how much income this would have brought to the surrounding area?Meldon9, when I first gravitated to Upper Tweed for the as then Autumn fishing it wasn't uncommon to be encouraged to fish through the lunch period, even more so if it looked like one knew what one was doing and were likely to threaten the catch stats. However as greed became more prevalent, as beats were rodded to the max ( and beyond in some case's ) and pools never got the chance to lay fallow any longer this practice was edged out in favour of a set lunch ( I can understand the ghillie getting his lunch break! ) so the pools at least got an hour without a pasting.At times and in places it wasn't uncommon as you stepped out of a pool the next rod was waiting to step in, more so if it was a good one. Pools never had the chance to rest and in low water it did get counter productive and in high water things did become crowded as on some beats there weren't enough pools the rods could get into to fish with any semblance of effectiveness.
My pals and I often joked that from the junction at Etterick, like as not there was at least one body in every pool often on both banks for a considerable number of beats upstream. When those rods were all together in Burt's in Melrose of an evening for a feed and a beer, it became apparent we weren't wrong either!.
Monday mornings were some sight along the Upper Tweed Valley, every pull in and lay by was occupied by cars, rods poking up in the sky and bodies performing the "Waders On" ballet.
I do miss those days to be honest, but there was some cash splashed along that river!.
Having never fished the Tweed I’ve no experience of the river but it does seem a strange river re a beat like Sunderland Hall, having such low catch stats. I mean doesn’t that place have a Junction pool with one of the major Spring tributaries on the Tweed. How far is it from Boleside a place that has much better stats?Silly prices! Sunderland Hall £20 to £80 a day. 4 rods available. 14 fish caught this year. Now I know all the rods are not all out at once but £80 a day and 14 for the year is in my opinion just silly. Yes correct I will not fishing it for that reason.
my last day's fishing on the tay was at Dalmarnock, bank rods at the end of the season are slightly more than that (think about £100?) but there you expect to see at least 14 hooked if not landed... I know when I was there, there had been more than 20 lost in the week and a bit prior, and 4 landed on the one day. Admittedly over 8 rods, but nothing like tweed pricing...
I’ll bet Dalmarnock’s October average isn’t much better than Sunderland Hall. I’m guessing Dalmarnock has a good Ghillie and a decent guy though. Either way; £80 or £100 quid a day for a shot at less than 10 fish a month is a bit rich for me.
Not forgetting in those days there were 60 netting stations between Berwick and Kelso. The last large auturn run I saw was in 2012, but to be honest I think it was happening before 2010. The Annan and Nith etc lost there autumn run before 2010. I had a long chat on the phone with ADH in 2008 and said he was loosing the autumn run, his reply was it was just temporary before it goes over to a spring run, all I can say is that it’s got to do one hell of a swing round to be as it was around the war years, it will never happen unless something we humans do to change our habits and ways of living. Just out interest Birgham Dub in the years 2010 to 2012 caught over 1800 fish combined between 2 rods, now it struggles to get over 300 a year to three rods.My grandfather always fished the Tweed as a spring river. In those days it would never have occurred to him to fish it in the autumn.
Nor my father...one didn't, as it was akin to shooting laying birds . Besides even the most inventive smoker couldn't make them 'good'.My grandfather always fished the Tweed as a spring river. In those days it would never have occurred to him to fish it in the autumn
Interesting - I’ve fished the Fowey and Lynher, and looked at the Plym. I couldn’t genuinely understand where in the Lynher a fish could be found. The stretch I fished had no p to speak of and was very shallow and featureless.
I suspect they may lie under the banks, but Christ knows you fish for them!