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ID:3062 

C. P. from Weston Super Mare

Sunday 22 May 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Salmon

No. of Anglers:1

Arrived at the river nice and early (5.15am). Intended to fish the double hander down Wyebank before the canoe traffic built up. Strange colour to the water so decided against the fly and fished higher up on the Courtfield beat on the flying C. Nothing doing. Eventually moved back down to Wyebank with the double hander and had two brownies on a silver cascade including 1 beauty of approx 1.5lb. By late morning the canoe traffic was getting out of hand and had two near misses. These people seem to fall into 3 categories. a) The courteous one's who do all they can to avoid anglers. b) The courteous one's who aren't capable of steering a boat and c) The downright rude one's who don't care about anyone else on the water. By late morning it was just too dangerous to be stood in the middle of the river. I have never seen so much traffic and reckon it's only a matter of time before there is a tragedy.
Moved back upstream in the afternoon and had 2 pike (biggest approx 8lb) and a plump shad (approx 1lb) spinning off Legg Meadow Crib. Top meadow was unproductive.
Many thanks to Don Macer-Wright for his tips and help. Will be back.

ID:3065 

P. K. from Marlborough

Sunday 22 May 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Salmon

No. of Anglers:1

No salmon but a good fish did show in the morning. Lots of Shad evident around Legg Meadow and Legg Meadow crib. Kept moving to avoid them but still accidental captures.

ID:2903 

R. L. from Lower Lydbrook

Tuesday 3 May 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Salmon

No. of Anglers:1

Down beat 06.30am after night shift for breath of fresh air. Cold sunny morning with mist rising off the Wye, stunning ambience! Not optomistic as river extremely low. 1 salmon kelt possibly just into double figures unhooked in the water and swam off at reasonable pace.
Caught in fast oxygenated flow just 10mtrs below the island where there is a deeper hole (the barbel hole) on pink and copper bladed flying C fished deep and slow, held back against current. Are there any more late kelt holed up in pools as these waiting for a flush to take them to the sea as we seem to be seeing many salmon in this area of the river lately.
Early twait shad shoal seen above island on Friday that seems to have moved on up river. Large 20lb plus spawn laden pike and attending jacks and also barbel spawning in shallows easily seen due to the low water. Exceptionally large hatches of Mayfly and similar of late.

ID:2752 

C. P. from Weston Super Mare

Sunday 10 April 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Salmon

No. of Anglers:1

None caught but still an enjoyable day with interesting pools. 1 decent salmon followed my flying c into the bank in the top pool but couldn't get him to take. Very hot day with the normal Sunday canoe traffic. Handily situated pub in between the lower and upper beats.

ID:2746 

P. K. from Marlborough

Thursday 7 April 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Salmon

No. of Anglers:1

Nil catch. One very savage take. Nice beat with good variety of pools. Enormous evening hatch.

ID:2732 

R. L. from Lydbrook

Tuesday 5 April 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Salmon

No. of Anglers:1

1 salmon, about 7th cast of day at bottom of steel steps in lower part of beat. Yellow/silver flying C fished mid-depth, 2ft, positive take on near edge of main flow. About 1 or 2inch of fresh water from yesterday but water still clear. Overcast with upstream breeze causing surface ripples.
Silver fish with sealice on gill covers and flanks, 38in long (96cm) took 20mins to bring to net after several long powefull upstream runs. Had to net land as fish rolled main line around tail as it was brought into shallows. Swam strongly and undamaged upstream on release.
My first salmon, thanks to Donny Macer-Wright for his expert advice and constant encouragement and also to W&U for their weekly report last week which recommended trying The Courtfield and Lower Wye beats which led me being on the river bank that day instead of odd jobs at home!

ID:2710 

R. K. from Stevenage

Sunday 13 March 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

An unbeleivable warm day for time of year. Fishing in bright sunshine and shirt sleeves. Water only 7 degrees but still managed 3 Barbel around the 8 to 9 pound mark. A lovely stretch but limited in swims due to nature of high banks.

ID:4782 

T. H. from Oxfordshire

Monday 21 February 2011 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

Morning spent on the lovely Courtfield. River cold with snow melt, coloured and falling. 2 x 5lb Chub on meat and 7lb Pike on a spinner, not a bad mornings work!


ID:2709 

J. S. from Brixham

Tuesday 2 November 2010 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

None.

ID:2708 

R. L. from Lower Lydbrook

Monday 25 October 2010 (9 years ago)

Area:Lower Wye

Beat:Courtfield

Fishing:Coarse

No. of Anglers:1

Wyebank Section. 16.00 to 18.30, overcast but mild. Evening walk to use maggots left from trip to Glanwye. Met 2 W&U anglers leaving after blank day for Barbel. River falling and clearing but water very cold the probable cause of the lack of barbel. Trotting, centre-pin, chubber float lightly over shot to size 14 hook on 4lb line set at 3 to 4ft and held back on edge of flow. Loose feed maggots with 2 on hook. 1 x 3lb plus chub followed by dace to 12oz every other cast until very dark. During this summer only caught occasional individual dace when using sweetcorn for barbel/chub and thought the heavy presence of a cormorant family and immature goosanders had cleared most of dace so good to find a large quality shoal present again.

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