Wye 2021

OURTREV

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It's a bit(lot) dire. Plenty of members out at Ross AC over the last few days concentrating on the usual places.

I experienced the first unprovoked verbal abuse from canoeists on one of our members fishing Weirend that involved a lot of words with F's in and others that I was not familiar with on the banks of the Wye. There were young children in the canoes with them so there will be no surprises on the way those kids turn out in adulthood!

Wye at Ross in good condition but just starting to need a bit of a flush. Can report only a couple of fish seen one clearing the water completely and was described as "a bit of a lump".

Might not be long before I try a floating line. Any opinions out there.

Trev.
 

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We've had 19 rods on the Red Lion so far this holiday. Total catch, one pike,two trout and a six inch grayling.
 

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It's a bit(lot) dire. Plenty of members out at Ross AC over the last few days concentrating on the usual places.

I experienced the first unprovoked verbal abuse from canoeists on one of our members fishing Weirend that involved a lot of words with F's in and others that I was not familiar with on the banks of the Wye. There were young children in the canoes with them so there will be no surprises on the way those kids turn out in adulthood!

Wye at Ross in good condition but just starting to need a bit of a flush. Can report only a couple of fish seen one clearing the water completely and was described as "a bit of a lump".

Might not be long before I try a floating line. Any opinions out there.

Trev.
If there is nothing there it won't make any difference what you do. Bet it won't stop you trying though:whistle:
 

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Congratulations to Jerry Oddie on the capture of a super
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fresh 22lb springer from the Golden Mile this morning.
 

fixedspool

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In that case Steve I'm going to blow the dust off my tube flies. :giggle:
Too late Trevor -still passing through you.

Lower Carrots & Luggsmouth: A few late reports in... 26th March 12lb for Glynn Cawte, 31st March 12lb for Tom Lane, 1st April 20lb cock fish for Glynn Cawte, 4th April 6lb fish for Sam Jefferson. All fish caught on a single hook FC.

 

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There were no fresh fish to my rod at Ross last night, despite the fact that I was fishing it perfectly well.

I did however catch a nice wee pre Smolt, hopefully we’ll meet again at the same time in 3 years. Water crystal clear and a good height.
 

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go to wye usk foundation website and look under fishing passport
im no Wye specialist. I have fished it a bit though back in the day. For the fly I would say have a look at Goodrich Court. there’s some very fine paced water and the fly fishes a treat there.
 

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There were no fresh fish to my rod at Ross last night, despite the fact that I was fishing it perfectly well.

I did however catch a nice wee pre Smolt, hopefully we’ll meet again at the same time in 3 years. Water crystal clear and a good height.
Good god Scott, they must be almost rarer than a springer! I remember in long years gone by when using a small fly you had no chance of a proper fish because every cast you caught one of those things and had to hope it hadn’t taken the fly too deeply.

So where have they all gone – cormorants , goosanders but otherwise polluted out by the muck those goes into the river killing much that they feed on so the river can no longer sustain the population it should.
 

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Good god Scott, they must be almost rarer than a springer! I remember in long years gone by when using a small fly you had no chance of a proper fish because every cast you caught one of those things and had to hope it hadn’t taken the fly too deeply.

So where have they all gone – cormorants , goosanders but otherwise polluted out by the muck those goes into the river killing much that they feed on so the river can no longer sustain the population it should.
It makes you wonder - with more and more effluent entering the rivers, the taste of the water must change. If the fish are trying to taste the water to find their way back they must easily get lost.
 

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Yes I have considered that even with the liming etc.

The thing to take into account is that if this were the case there would be 20 - 30 thousand adult salmon looking for somewhere to spawn because they couldn't find the Wye, so look to the rivers next to or near the wye and are they improving?
 
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