I can think of one spot that I never touched a fish on it for the past 15 years kept trying it but nothing. Then last year I fished it again ended up getting a couple of fish from it. Pools change from year to year gravel shift and with this complacency sets in. So never say never!
Other than last year , when there were a trickle of freshies! The 5 years previously the fresh fish run ended late july/very early August with next door to nothing after! £100 per day is a we bit expensive in my eyes! And with it being a very poor late spring/ summer run, one would have to assume, even the dubious sport of (dare i say) kipper bashing! Will (one would think) be very limited? Considering fish have to be in the river to turn into a kipper! I think pricing needs adjusted according to the new running times??? Whatever they actually are
Fishing beats in Town centres. I don’t want a supermarket carpark to be the backdrop to my day. Or worse, queuing up to fish your pool while in a town centre. So I’d rather go Morris Dancing than fish the Ridge Pool even if you do need a wheelbarrow to carry your grilse away at the end of a session.