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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 …

Half Moon Fishing Report: June 2020

At long last some much needed rain. Between 12th/15th June there has been over 50mm of rain: more than in the previous twelve weeks!! The river has risen but coloured. Salmon have been seen running the weir at Beam and when the weather settles there will be some good fishing for both salmon and sea trout. There has been some …

The Torridge from Sheepwash bridge

First Fishing Report of the Season

With the draconian restrictions in place at the moment no fishing on our beautiful river is currently possible. Such a pity as the river is looking at its very best, with new growth on the banks, plenty of fly life and the brown trout starting to feed on the surface. Before the lockdown on 23rd March a few enthusiastic anglers ventured out with …

Half Moon Fishing Report for June

For the first week of June the glorious sunny weather and low river levels combined to provide some more excellent brown trout fishing which has been the best for many years. Heavy rain on 7th followed by 10 days of unsettled weather led to a rise in river levels. Two salmon were caught: an 8lb fish at Beam from Yew …

Half Moon Fishing Report: June update

At long last the weather pattern has changed with showers and longer periods of rain. The river is rising with a half bank spate on 14th and hopefully this will encourage both salmon and sea trout to enter the system and move upstream. On Tuesday 11th Sato caught a very fresh salmon at Beam of about 8lb and briefly made …

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.