These shots of a Kingfisher were captured by David Marles on a recent trip to the river.
A good brown trout recently caught by Giles Hammersley at Staverton.
A reminder that our membership includes permission to fish the Dutchy water on Dartmoor. (Subject to level of membership)
This sea trout estimated at 3-3.5lbs was caught by a visiting angler staying at Two Bridges who hadn’t fished for peal for many many years.
He encountered it at the tail of Brakey Firs, first week in June. Quite fresh so must have run hard and fast on high water. Midnight. He was concerned about the disease on its snout but happy that it swam away strongly.
These are some selected fish counter photos from May/June this year. Some of these fish are fairly large. Because these photos are from above, it is not entirely possible to distinguish between Salmon and Sea Trout but the longer ones are probably salmon. As a guide to length, the electrode strips are 45cm apart.
Here’s a good photograph sent in by Dave Johns. It shows a Demoiselle fly eating what looks like a stonefly (two tails?) beside the Dart.
To see BBC report click link below
Rare fish set for return to River Severn breeding grounds – BBC News
Just posted on the Photo Galleries page, some photos from member David Marles Showing a Dipper collecting food and this great shot of it feeding its young. Also a couple of good shots of a Grey Wagtail. (Full size pics in gallery)
Good news for wild salmon?
The South West has the fourth highest incidence of raw sewage discharged into rivers according to this BBC report.
You may remember the 4½ lbs brown trout caught by Luke’s young son Ruben while fishing for salmon with his dad back in March.
More recently, in the first week of September, Ruben caught his first fly-caught sea trout at night.
Caught on an up-river beat, the fish had been in for a couple of months and weighed 1¾ lbs.