100 years ago

From the Totnes times ‘Peep at the Past’ feature:

100 Years Ago

Owing to thunder showers towards the end of last week, the Dart rose, and the salmon and peel were noticed on the move. The water is, however, again low.

Eight salmon have fallen to the rods, Mr Wright securing five weighing 47lb in all; Mr Churchward two, of 8Ib and 9lb; and Mr Willcocks one of 8ib. All the fish were taken with the worm. Mr H Searle had a couple of nice peel and some trout. Mr E Distin also took several brace, the fish being in capital condition.