About a week ago, Paul Hetherington (Bush), caught a sea trout of around 3lbs from TWP. As far as we know this is the first (and only) confirmed fish to come off the river. With further unsettled weather forcast for the coming week conditions are more likely to favour salmon fishing.
We are fortunate to have casting instructor Nick Taylor as one of our number. A Spey casting workshop was conducted by Nick on Saturday at Totnes weir pool and was well received by those who attended. Some came to watch and learn while most came with rods at the ready and were treated to some top class practical tuition.
Novice Spey casters were able to learn the basics and those more experienced were able to get advice on how to iron out any bad casting habits they may have aquired along the way.
Many thanks to Nick for donating his time and skill. It is hoped to provide more of these workshops in future. Meanwhile Nick is available for personal tuition at a very reasonable price!
It’s bitterly cold for night fishing but that won’t deter some of our members from trying for a sea trout before the end of March. . . . . . watch this space !
Nick Taylor will be demonstrating and teaching Spey Casting at Totnes Weir pool on 21st of this month. 10.00 a.m start. His day last year was greatly enjoyed by those who attended and it’s a perfect opportunity to iron out faults and develop new skills.
On the following morning, 22nd, a work party led by Robin will be gathering on the beach side of TWP to remove a tree. All help will be greatly appreciated. It will be low tide but waders might help. 11.00 am start.
No fish to report as yet though flows have often been ideal for spring salmon fishing.
Bank clearing today at Stretchford and Lower Stile pool. Next Sunday, 22nd, meet at Totnes Weir pool.
Members please note that the Dartbridge water (Rt bank between the bridge and the Abbey Inn) is now not available until further notice. More information to follow.
Last year Dartington Barn Cinema showed ‘Kiss The Water’, a film about Megan Boyd, scottish hermit and fly tyer extraordinaire. It is apparently available on I player until the end of February.
BANK CLEARING SCHEDULE. 9.30 start. All welcome.
Jan 1st – we need as many volunteers as possible to help position concrete lintels at Caddaford ( left bank )
Jan11th – Austin’s bridge to Nursery pool (Rt bank)
Jan 18th – Kilbury weir upstream and down to Austin’s bridge
Jan 25th – Staverton bridge to Staverton weir
Feb 1st – Caddaford footpath repairs(Lft bank)
Feb 8th – Rookery to Abbotsmead (Rt bank Fogden’s)
Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM and dinner. In particular, Julian, Ian and Phil for organising everything, and Rob, Derek. and Robin for the raffle. The final total exceeded £900. As usual the Sea trout Inn looked after us.