FISHING REPORTS

For the Fishing Reports page to be effective we really need details of your catches. Please send these to catches@upper-teign-fishing.org.uk and will endeavor to keep this page up to date for the benefit of members and visitors. It is always useful to have details of the location, the method used and the fly or lure that was successful.

THE 2019 SEASON

15th APRIL - UPDATE

During an unseasonably warm period in late March, a visiting angler on a West Country Angling Passport day ticket reported catching 15 Brown Trout at Fingle Bridge with a number taken on the dry fly. Early April has been more typical with frost and cold winds keeping fly hatches to a minimum and Brown Trout responding only to nymphs or downstream wet fly tactics. Easter promises to bring warmer temperatures. It is worrying to see just how low water levels are currently - let's hope we are not in for another drought year. Please keep sending in your catch returns with details of flies used. Tight lines.

 

 

25th MARCH – UPDATE

I am delighted to report that the first Sea Trout catch return has now been received. Congratulations to Paul Osborne who caught a beautiful fresh run Sea Trout on an orange tube fly just as it got dark on Saturday 23rd March. The fish came from Upperton Weir pool and measured 21" inches - weighing 3lb and 10oz. Hopefully this will be the first of many - well done Paul!

 

 

MARCH 2019 – A NEW SEASON!

Dear members and guests.

Welcome to another season on the River Teign. Fingers crossed that this year will not bring a return of the prolonged drought we experienced in 2018. No early season salmon reports so far. Do please send in reports of your catches to catches@upper-teign-fishing.org.uk ideally with a picture if you can do so easily without harming the fish.

At the time of writing it is still 5 days to go before the brown trout season starts. We have enjoyed 3 good volunteer bank clearing days and this year I can claim to have fallen into the river before the season even started! Perhaps a reminder for guests and members to take care when wading on the slippery boulders – a wading staff can really help avoiding a drenching.

Tight lines for the new season!

Bank Work 2019

Taken just before my dunking!

PS – We will have a small stand at the Roadford Fly Fair on Saturday 16th March. Do came and visit and ideally bring a friend who might be persuaded to join our club!

David West

 

 

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