2018 Guest Review Award

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Fishing report: Xmas 2018

New salmon and sea trout byelaws: At long last DEFRA has confirmed the new salmon and sea trout byelaws, which will become law and come into force on 1st January 2019. As far as the rivers Torridge and Taw are concerned: All salmon netting in the estuary will cease. Currently there are three licensed netsmen and their licences will not …

Fishing report: Winter 2018

The salmon hatchery: Over the weekend 10/11th November we successfully trapped the broodstock: 5 hens and 5 cocks all about 8/10Ib and all in excellent condition. On Saturday 8th December we able to strip all five hens in one go despite the gales and heavy rain. We now have just over 30,000 eggs laid out in the trays. All the …

Fishing Report: September 2018

At long last the autumn rains have arrived and as I write this (21st September) the river is in spate for the first time since early May. Let’s hope the frustrated salmon anglers can enjoy some good fishing before the season ends at the end of the month. For most of the summer fishing virtually came to a standstill, due …

Fishing report May 2018

It has been a very slow start to the season with cold and wet weather predominating. The river has been in spate for week after week and only fishable on very few days. However at long last the weather is more settled and the brown trout are now more active, although fly life is still sparse. The salmon and early …

NEWSREEL: AUTUMN 2017

The River Torridge Fishery Association President: Lord Clinton Chairman: Paul Ashworth Secretary: Charles Inniss e-mail: charles.inniss@btinternet.com The Fishing Season: It has been a most encouraging year for salmon, with the middle river beats doing particularly well. Despite the fact that in the spring and early summer the river was quite low salmon seemed eager to move upstream and by mid-May …

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Halfmoon Fishing Report: 17th July–20th August

The weather has been unsettled of the whole of this period and river flows have remained at a reasonable level enabling salmon and sea trout to continue their migration upstream. The salmon anglers have benefited with 17 salmon caught mostly on river beats. Several large cock fish in the 12/15lb range have been landed but as yet the grilse have …

Halfmoon Fishing Report: 1st–16th July

Heavy rain at the end of June provided a much needed spate and there was a good run of sea trout at the start of the month with anglers enjoying some excellent fishing. Martin Weeks, his brother Edd and Steve Reid caught 17 upto 3lbs in two nights fishing. Simon Powell caught three at Okement Foot, again at night, while …