The 1st of March saw the start to the 2019 salmon fishing season on the Torridge. Conditions were excellent for the opening day, with the river low and clear for the time of year.

2 Salmon have been reported, one at Little Warham and one immediately above the tide at Weare Giffard.

Looking upstream towards Beam weir 01/03/19

The river is now in full spate after several days of heavy rain, a dry spell is now needed before fishing can resume.

Friday 8th March: we are now in a very unsettled spell of weather. However it has been dry for 36hrs and tomorrow beats on the Upper River should become fishable. River height 2ft 6inches at Sheepwash.