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Float fishing on the river

Scott

Scott
Total Posts: 2
Joined: June 8, 2020

Afternoon all, I have recently moved into the area and joined the BAA. I'm looking for some tips on where to fish. I'm looking for places on the Severn that are good for float fishing for Chub and Barbel.
If anyone could help I would be very great full.
Many thanks Scott

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Posted on June 11, 2020 at 3:24 PM

atlast

atlast
Total Posts: 159
Joined: June 20, 2015

Re: Float fishing on the river

hi Scott
you have lots of river to try.
Arley on both banks good for float work,
highly and Hampton lode
lots of deep bits and fast glides. perfect for chub and barbel
i use a 14ft power float rod. 6lb main
baits . meat, corn worm etc. even pellet.
its a great way of fishing and i cant wait to get on the banks

Posted on June 11, 2020 at 5:22 PM

stewpar

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Joined: May 3, 2016

Re: Float fishing on the river

I guess all stretches on the upper and middle Severn will have pegs suitable for float fishing, some might be better if you can wade obviously on the shallow bits. A pre season walk along a few stretches might give you a better idea.

Posted on June 11, 2020 at 5:49 PM

TEMESTER

TEMESTER
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Joined: April 26, 2019

Re: Float fishing on the river

BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY BANKS AND NETTLES AND BRAMBLES IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE FURTHEST PEGS. PAYS TO TRAVEL LIGHT AS ARLEY AND HIGHLEY ARE LONG STRETCHES. I WILL START OFF ON THE AVON THEN TRY THE SEVERN WHEN IT SETTLES DOWN AS IT CAN GET BUSY. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU SCOTT.

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 10:19 AM

bin

bin
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Joined: August 1, 2018

Re: Float fishing on the river

If it’s a bit of easy stick float fishing you fancy to start the season off you might want to try black stone it’s not too deep and holds lots of mixed fish , plenty of chub and lots of nice dace any roach....but the best thing is you can drive to your peg.......nice easy days sport ........good luck wherever you go............keep us posted on your day......

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 10:57 AM

Hornet

Hornet
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Joined: June 23, 2015

Re: Float fishing on the river

Remember if you do see someone else float fishing don't fall over in shock as it's likely almost everyone will be out on a lead, also canoiests will come by if you are wading all confused that they cannot see your line, it's often best to just let them know they are fine to go by, I've caught big roach and plenty of barbel just as the boats have gone through so the fish don't mind.

Anywhere between Bridgnorth and Bewdley is trotting heaven although as others have stated it can involve a bit of walking sometimes, but what a place to be walking and fishing, The holiday areas sometimes get numpties who will fish directly opposite you despite there being plenty of swims so avoid these areas during silly season. Don't be put off by really shallow swims

Blackstone to Stourport and the lower reaches are also really good but fish better when there's some extra water coming down imo

Posted on June 14, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Scott

Scott
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Joined: June 8, 2020

Re: Float fishing on the river

Thanks for all the comments, found them very interesting. Are there specific pegs that you would recommend? Wish I had the time to walk them but work gets it the way.

Posted on June 14, 2020 at 9:05 PM

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