Half Moon Fishing Report: 22nd June 2021

The river took a long time to settle after the very wet spell in May with a series of bank high spates. Two salmon have been caught. Jon Dickman landed a superb 15lb fish at Madeira and Ed Weeks a 5lb grilse on the Riversmeet Beat.

The sea trout seem to be well spread along the main river. Gus Jarrold caught his first sea trout in the Junction Pool at Riversmeet: a wonderful fresh fish of 7lb and shortly afterwards his father landed a 4lb fish from the same pool, having already lost two: all between 11.00pm and midnight on Saturday 19th June. The peal have now started to arrive and several averaging 1lb have been taken.

The trout anglers have enjoyed some good fishing with excellent hatches of mayfly in the last week.

Catch of the day: 31 inches at Abbott’s, Madeira