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 …

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Half Moon Fishing Report: May 2017

Charles Inniss reports – 1st/15th May Despite the continuing lack of rain and low river levels, the salmon fishing has been surprisingly good.  5 salmon have been caught in the last fortnight, all on the Beam Fishery and all but one double figure fish.  The successful anglers were John Pritchard (2 Salmon), Ron Burton, Martin Weeks and Charles Inniss. Several small …

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Half Moon Fishing Report 2016

2016 was another very encouraging season. Rainfall was well below average but despite the low river levels, catches of salmon and sea trout were similar to recent years. There was a marked increase in the number of grilse (4-6lb) from June onwards. Not many anglers ventured out after dark in pursuit of the elusive seat trout, but those that did …