Trout & Salmon August 2020

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editor's comment

SALMON AND TROUT CATCHES FOLLOWING the relaxation of lockdown measures can only be described as sensational. England was first off the block with reports of bumper catches from the River Eden in Cumbria. “Local members of the Carlisle Angling Association have had their best spring sport for many years,” said chairman and T&S contributor Paul Davidson. The Eden was not alone. On the lower Tweed, beats such as Horncliffe and Tillmouth reported daily catches in the mid-teens, and on the Spey I know of one rod who took ten fish in one day and five on another. Similar reports are coming in thick and fast. On the trout side I’m told Loch Leven has fished superbly and on my doorstep Rutland Water got off to a flyer from June 2 when…

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first cast

BEAVER PROBLEM Four leading angling and fisheries organisations have written to the UK Government asking for a moratorium on the licencing of beaver reintroductions in England. Angling Trust, Salmon & Trout Conservation, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and South West Rivers Association are concerned that, in what appears a headlong rush to release beavers, the “impacts on fisheries are not being properly addressed by the various groups advocating their re-introduction” and there has been “no meaningful dialogue with stakeholders who may have opposing views”. They add that “best practice is not being followed with regards to risk assessment in the events of escapees … or population expansion” and that the rewilders do not have “fully resourced exit strategies” if their experiments fail or “unacceptable damage is made to fisheries and other…

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FIRST RUTLAND DOUBLE Toff Crowther has caught his first double-figure trout from Rutland Water. A big-fish specialist, Toff caught his first double from Eyebrook Reservoir last year, but the magic mark had eluded him at Rutland. The 10lb 8oz brown trout was landed on a Di8 line and size 8 Black and Gold Humungus. “We saw some fish in the North Arm, near the tower,” said Toff. “I moved a huge fish that I would estimate was nearly 20lb. It was really hot, so I decided to just wait it out and luckily it happened.” The fish switched on at about 6pm and half an hour later, as Toff finished a retrieve, the take came. “It was on the hang, about 4ft under the boat. It went straight to the bottom…

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nymph and tuck

THE RIVER TEST AT Wherwell regularly features in my fly-fishing dreams, a perfect chalk stream in the classic sense. Lying three miles southeast of Andover, the Wherwell Priory estate nestles between two carrier streams and is about as scenic as it gets. The white facade of the 19th-century house overlooks manicured paddocks, home to magnificent horses, while walking through Wherwell village with its many thatched, timbered properties seems like time travel to a bygone age. Water clarity is excellent, polarising glasses reveal the tremendous head of fish these beats hold. The carefully managed, luxuriant weed beds and beautifully mown riverbanks, with sensible border strips left high to provide cover for the angler are a tribute to the knowledge and care of the keeper, Michael Taplin. There are two beats available, Park and…

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WHERE AND HOW Wherwell Priory, High Street, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JH. Two beats. One to three rods per beat. 9.30am-dusk. Bank fishing with limited wading. Barbless or de-barbed hooks only. SEASON April 20-June 30: upstream dry-fly only. July 1-October 13: upstream dry-fly and nymph. BOOKING Fishing Breaks. Tel: 01264 781988. Web: April 20-May 12: £296/rod. May 13-June 7: £397/ rod (minimum booking three rods). June 8-July 31: £296/rod. August 1-October 13: £253/rod. Fish Camp (using own tent). Ring for dates in June/July/August. £475 two days/one night for two rods. £885 two days/one night for four rods ACCOMMODATION White Lion Inn, Winchester Road, Wherwell SP11 7JF. Tel: 01264 860 317. Web:…