Happy New Season to Avon anglers all... Look forward to hearing and sharing news, particularly of triumphs from up and down the river, but all fishing reports from the river always welcome!
How right you are, here is the quote you refer to, could this be why so many of the Salmon caught show signs of damage?Those are two lovely fish!
Thanks for the pointer to Avon Diary to see them.
I also read the site's reference to gill nets in the bay - are those commercial bass fishing nets?
It seems crazy to have a drift net fishery so close to a threatened salmon river!
it's written up on the avondiary.netAnyone had their rod snapped playing a fish recently?
I read a report from a pike angler who witnessed someone on the far bank hook into a salmon when their rod snapped. He managed to play the fish and unhook it in the water and release. He estimated to be similar in size to the 16lb pike he'd just landed.
River in fine condition, clear and a good height
Many thanks Graham, roughly how far down the river is that ?
Tight lines Graham, i''ll be below you, lets hope somebody has something to report...Bistern down, not been further up the river but would think it will be the same. I’m on the lower beat at Bistern tomorrow. Let’s hope we get some fresh fish moving up.
Thanks Sean, all quiet above you as well, river looking good, nice flow and clarity, we just need to keep fishing!Fished the Royalty today, but nothing to report. Some good tides this week, so hopefully they may bring a few into the system.
Thanks for the report Sean, hopefully we'll see a few more fish coming in as we come towards April....Hard going in the wind today. Nothing to report apart from the river slightly rising during the day. River a little coloured, but very fishable.
Rain due to tonight, so might be a different story tomorrow.....