First catch of the river Torridge fishing season at Half Moon Inn Sheepwash, Devon

First Catch of the Season

First catch of the season by Duncan, Salmon weighing 14 lb. Caught in the weir pool at Beam. The fish took on the 5th cast, just below the bench only a few feet from our bank, probably lying near where we normally wade. I was using a 2 1/2 inch willie gunn style tube and a sink tip line.  Was interesting playing the fish in the full flow of the weir pool, the fish made a few runs but seemed a little reluctant to go out into the flow too much.  She swam off well after a rest.