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ID:53934 

M. N. from Grayshott

Thursday 17 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:2

Had to fish in the woods as workman were working in the meadow section. We had 5 dace and 2 eels. Lots of canoes but they moved over to the other side once near us.

7 Other

ID:53886 

S. H. from Tonbridge

Wednesday 16 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

No fish caught today, nothing to report.

ID:53852 

M. H. from Clevedon

Tuesday 15 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

Beautiful part of the river, no fish today, worth the effort though..

ID:53984 

M. L. from Wiltshire

Monday 14 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

Barbel fishing confined to the morning and evening due to heavy canoe traffic. But took the opportunity after a good nap in the shade to wander the beat with a lure rod and banked 2 pike for 11lb and 23lb on Eastfield Wingman Lures. Biggest barbel went 9lb 4oz. A decent day given the clear and bright conditions.

3 Barbel, 1 Chub, 2 Pike

ID:53777 

M. W. from Malvern

Sunday 13 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:2

Arrived at dawn and as mentioned for yesterday's feedback, pretty sure I saw an otter working the stretch. We gave it a few hours until the canoeists started again and again tried various swims etc. Nothing, barely a rattle on the tip.

ID:53776 

M. W. from Malvern

Saturday 12 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:2

Really disappointing session. Fished dawn till dusk. It was a bright, sunny day that meant the river was extremely busy with canoeists, wild swimmers and paddle boarders, meaning it was difficult to keep a line in the water between 09:30 and 16:00. Between the 2 of us we fished about half a dozen swims, covering everything from under our feet to the far margin. Tried a wide variety of baits and methods that have proved successful on other stretches of the Wye but the river appeared dead. Barely a rattle on the tip from chub. Very difficult to explain, but we did return the next day and I'm pretty sure that I saw an otter moving up the near margin. I followed him along the stretch for about 50 yards and then lost sight. I'm not 100% sure that it was an otter (although I'm struggling to think what else it could have been) and that would explain the complete lack of fish activity that we experienced.

1 Chub

ID:53628 

S. H. from Tonbridge

Friday 11 September 2020 (1 week ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

Lots of boat traffic today!

The river was looking good and so was the weather but I didn’t find many fish. Fished the meadow with pellets and feeder. Tried the inside line with no success and then further out when canoes final stopped.

3 Barbel, 1 Chub

ID:53549 

M. H. from Pershore

Wednesday 9 September 2020 (2 weeks ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:2

2 fished dawn till dusk a very slow day, started in meadow had the odd chub bite then a surprise bite after moving pegs to the End of wood peg at 14.00 resulted in 9lb barbel. 2 chub in till dusk. Didn’t fish bottom section as access limited

1 Barbel, 3 Chub

ID:53608 

F. M. from Bristol

Wednesday 9 September 2020 (2 weeks ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:2

First time on this beat, parked at the top end and fished Legg Meadow as the wooded area was occupied.
Tried a few swims lost a couple of good fish in the day, caught 2 barbel one 8lb and 6lb in the last hour on pellets bright sunny day, river was at normal level with a touch of colour.

2 Barbel

ID:53338 

M. B. from Usk

Sunday 6 September 2020 (2 weeks ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:2

Great days fishing. The only thing that let it down but definitely didn’t spoil our day was the amount of discarded line left by previous anglers. Really disappointed that anyone would leave it. But I suppose life is full of idiots. We cleaned it up When we got there so no great trouble.

Fishing was great. As expected slowed down mid day. Had a laugh with the canoe paddlers and relaxed. 4 barbel and a dace. Pretty good for 2 over the hill codgers. Finally great paperwork and advice from the beat owner.

4 Barbel, 1 Other

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