Tales from the Riverbank

2019 may be the year eel slips off the menu

It’s been a wonderful summer but this prolonged spell of dry weather has had a negative effect on our local small commercial salmon fishery on the Severn. Its effects have also been felt by rod and line fishermen, not only on the Severn but the...

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Did I tell you about the days when we used to eat wild salmon?

It’s a strange time of the year, Christmas is over, children are back at school and days are starting to lengthen, we know spring is around the corner but the cold and frosty mornings have reduced those thoughts to whims and fancies. Guns have been...

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Season of goodwill

As the 'season of goodwill to all' approaches why don’t we extend that season to rest of the year and beyond indefinitely? This is not a political message but the major topic of discussion amongst all local employers is where are the people...

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