Tales from the Riverbank

When there's no sea trout, there's always a lamprey

It’s been a slow start to the sea trout (sewin) season in Wales, but the quality of the fish we have seen has been amazing, with some large specimen fish already landed. It’s not uncommon to see fish of 5kg plus but we have had one in that...

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Time to wax the surfboard and join everything else that's coming up the Severn

January’s a great time for sitting back and contemplating the year just passed and planning daring dos for the year ahead. Over supper with friends a few weeks back, the subject of fishing came up and I realised that days on the riverbank fishing...

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VAR, haddock and eel, all smoked, that’ll do me

Just reflecting on some of the things that have happened over the year and what a year it’s been. Exceptional flooding at the start of the year seemed to have little effect on what turned out to be another exceptional elver season. In fact catches...

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