View the Salmon Catches

Last Update: 7:52 pm, 22nd April 2019

We cannot stress enough the importance of making quick and accurate returns of salmon catches, even if nothing has been caught. Recording catch data is one (perhaps the best, certainly the most cost effective) way of determining the success of our river restoration works. Although affected by short term variations in weather and water conditions, the longer term data set will build an accurate picture of our salmon runs. Catch returns can be made quickly via our online form for both Passport and non-Passport waters. Most of our reporting is from the Wye. Where a salmon has come from another river we will state accordingly.

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Sunday 7 April 2019

7:49 am Upper Wye clearing nicely - should fish today. Pm several different fish seen at Rectory

Friday 5 April 2019

5:14 pm Decent spate on the Wye and lower Usk after unexpectedly heavy rain/snow means most beats will be washed out for a day or 2. Upper Usk has missed most of the rain so far and is still fishable.

9:22 am Ross AC Waters: Ross AC member Jason Tapp caught a 19lb hen fish yesterday afternoon in the pouring rain from Weirend beat on a Megabass plug.
The Wye was slowly rising and getting more coloured as the day went on.

Thursday 4 April 2019

11:39 am Wyesham: 18 lb sea-liced fish for Gordon Richards on a SHFC yesterday.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

3:10 pm Chainbridge (Usk): A fish for owner Bari Paraskeva today, witnessed by John Firminger . The first Usk fish of the Season reported to WUF. A very fresh fish close to 20lb, 8-9" deep, from the bottom of Rock Pool. "Caught on a Willy Gun Cone Head Snaelda on a floating line and 5’sink tip , mid stream at the bottom of Rock Pool. A bright silver cock fish about 39” , measured against my salmon rod".

2:52 pm Holme Lacy 4: Fresh run cock salmon, 41 inches (estimated at 25lbs) caught by Monty Bishop spinning.

Tuesday 2 April 2019

1:54 pm Goodrich: 1st of the season for the beat caught by John Graham, an 11lb fish on a cascade tube.

Monday 1 April 2019

8:39 pm Wyesham: finally off the mark with a fly caught 15lbs for Joe Cobley this pm

8:39 pm Ingeston: 13lbs for Simon Barret on an FC

5:17 pm Holme Lacy 3 & Lechmeres Ley: 18lb salmon for ghillie Colin Richardson today, their first of the season.

12:50 pm Whitney Court: 22lbs from beat 3 for Tony Perrin on a yellow and black tube fly

Sunday 31 March 2019

8:28 pm Wyebank: 34" (C.15lb) fish for Don Macer-Wright today on a green highlander fly.

8:14 am Whitehouse: 18lbs fresh fish for Krzysztof Galka on an FC

8:12 am Winforton: 17lb Salmon caught by Neil Pickering on a Black/Silver FC

Saturday 30 March 2019

6:56 pm Holme Lacy 4: 16lber today on a spinner for Monty Bishop.

6:53 pm Ingestone: 18lb today, further details to follow. Fish seen moving through.

6:44 am Ingeston: 25lbs for Colin Sewell spinning yesterday.

Friday 29 March 2019

6:25 pm Golden Mile: 16lbs for Tim Macfarlane on a yellow Frances

2:47 pm Whitney Court: 19 lb fresh fish from beat 1 to Ralph Hanraads, his second this week! Caught on a 4 inch Shad.

8:38 am Red Lion: 26lbs taken on fly from Monks run by Pete Wright

Thursday 28 March 2019

9:22 am Lower Symonds Yat: 18lb to Sean English yesterday.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

7:42 pm Ross AC: Weirend 10lbs for Steve Boswell on a Willie Gunn Snaelda

7:45 am Dean & Chapter: (yesterday) 12lbs sea licer for Alex Davies on a fly

Tuesday 26 March 2019

2:59 pm Lower Carrots & Luggsmouth: 22½lb cock fish for Sam Jefferson on a FC today. Another very silver fish that went back strongly.

2:22 pm Whitney Court: 26lber for Vic Morrall. Silver Cock fish on a Rapala. (photos to follow)

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