Tales from the Riverbank

Want a salmon? It could easily cost you £50,000

Eight hundred years ago on the 15th June, a date that we should all be celebrating locally as the salmon and lamprey fishing of the River Severn was listed as one of the assets of King John (he of Robin Hood fame) when he sat down on the banks of the...

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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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