In fact, it looked for all the world like a fresh-run
While there have been pulses of fresh-run
fish from time to time, what anglers would call the normal autumn run failed to materialise.
There was a better than usual start to the River Wye salmon season with six fresh-run
fish caught on opening day, including one of 30lb landed by Arthur Knight when he was fishing on the Moccas water near Ross-on-Wye.
The Avon is near summer level at Evesham, and the Wye is at normal level with a good head of fresh-run
salmon moving in.
When a bit of sea has been running, fresh-run
fish have been coming inshore during darkness with Newbiggin marks producing the best catches.
I believe the actual autumn catch was much worse because, to my knowledge, many of the salmon caught weren't fresh-run
autumn fish but those which had been in the river since the spring and summer.
There appears to be a dearth of fresh-run
salmon and the late-running sea-trout seem to be very scarce.
THE salmon season ended with a flurry of fish from the lower Usk and Wye, with the Bigsweir water on the latter producing 17 fresh-run
fish on the final day and a 38lb salmon caught from the Llangibby fishery on the River Usk, which is the biggest from the river in 70 years.
It was to be a first trip to the Coquet to remember for Red Row angler Michael Orr ( for after a 20-minute struggle he was to land his first salmon ( a cracking fresh-run
fish of 16lb 3oz.
Anglers were hoping for an influx of fresh-run
fish entering from the North Sea to provide a bumper end to the season which closes on 31st October.
Harry had never seen a kelt before and like many other anglers thought every salmon that was silver was fresh-run
Fly fishing international Geoff Thompson hooked a fresh-run