Half Moon Fishing Report – End of May 2019

Apart from a thunder shower on 9th May which increased the flow of the river slightly there has been no appreciable rain since early April. Needless to say the salmon fishing has been slow: a couple of fish were lost at Beam over the weekend 10th/13th and salmon have been showing on all the middle river beats. There are several …

Half Moon Fishing Report: 20th May 2019

Apart from a thunder shower on 9th May which increased the flow of the river slightly there has been no appreciable rain since early April. Needless to say the salmon fishing has been slow: a couple of fish were lost at Beam over the weekend 10th/13th and salmon have been showing on all the middle river beats. During the last …

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Salmon caught in the Weir Pool

This salmon was caught in the Weir Pool at Beam on 9th April, on a 3/4″ Willie Gunn tube. About 9lb according to the scales in the handle of the net.

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 …

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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 …