Reports have come in of some poachers, seen fishing with spinning rods on the river above Beaford bridge. 3 middle aged men were spotted possibly of Eastern European origin.
Although they moved on without incident, please be cautious if you do come across them, and report any sighting to our EA officer Paul Carter (mobile 07768007363).
The Half Moon Inn is offering a £5 discount for members of the Association for day tickets for salmon, sea trout and brown trout. Please contact The Half Moon: tel 01409231376: e-mail info@half moon.com to make the arrangements.
The AGM of the Association will be held at The Half Moon Inn on Friday 5th April: 7.00pm for 7.30pm. This is always a most enjoyable evening, so pleas bring some friends and potential new members along. The Half Moon will be providing a buffet paid for by the Association.
Adrian Dowding, of the West Country Rivers Trust will be discussing the results of the juvenile survey completed last autumn.
As you are probably aware the Environment Agency has decided not to continue with the experimental salmon season extension during the first fortnight of October. This is not surprising as the Agency is introducing byelaws to further reduce culling of salmon by rods and nets. With the present pressure on salmon stocks your committee reluctantly feels it is the correct decision.
The 2018 season will end on Sunday 30th September.
This year’s event will take place at The Half Moon Inn Sheepwash on Saturday 29th September. There will be a wonderful 3 course meal and many prizes for the raffle including days fishing on various rivers, all raising valuable funds for projects to help improve the river habitat.
In previous years the event has taken place in October during the fishing season extension. As the Environment Agency has now ended the trial extension this event has been moved forward to coincide with the end of the fishing season.
If you would like to book a place for the dinner or buy raffle tickets, please contact The Half Moon.
The season began on the 1st of March, which coincided with a spell of snow delivered by the ‘Beast from the East’. Since then the river has been in spate on most days and unfishable. We are now in the grips of a second spell of snow and it seems that the start of the season remains on hold.
The annual AGM will be held at the Half Moon Hotel on Friday 6th April 2018, 7:00pm for 7:30pm.
All are welcome, there will be a buffet after the meeting.
Included will be:
- An update on the hatchery operations
- A report from Paul Carter: High Impact Enforcement Officer
- Seth Tuson: A member of the England youth fly fishing team
- Adrian Dowding: Update from the West Country Rivers Trust
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