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Re: Catching much?

The Lower is often slow to start Terry, I remember in 2017 it was mid August before I had one from there, but I did have some from the Middle and the Avon too at the time. This season, everywhere is rock hard. I've no idea what is it, a second spawning some say, who knows. I'm sure having 6/7 months of floods, and then followed with hardly any rain at all from March onwards hasn't done the rivers any favours. It seems our 4 seasons are no more, and we now have a dry season and then wet season scenario. Last year my Autumn and Winter was superb, let's hope things pick up for me, and everyone else.

Posted on August 03, 2020 at 9:35 PM

Re: Catching much?

I've had 10 Lower Severn sessions, and 3 on the middle river for a total of ONE barbel. I've managed another five on the Avon, but that's it.

I'm currently at a "can't be bothered" stage now, and I'm waiting for September and some rain to arrive,

Posted on August 03, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Re: Rubbish Nordley.

Litter is worse than normal this summer, due to the reasons already stated, and "anglers" fishing who don't usually fish, but are doing so post lockdown to escape. Unfortunately, they have zero respect for the outdoors. On a commie this Saturday, I spent 10 mins clearing corn and meat cans before we started our match, a disgrace.

As I've said on other forums, I'll be glad when it's winter, and all these "anglers" have buggered off.

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 2:21 PM

Re: Trout Water

Doesn't the Alne stretch have some small ones also?

I'd go Upper Sev for sure, the assoc has a new stretch up that way I believe.

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Re: Help! First time on the River.

Smudger - every Severn stretch has barbel, but the Lower river can be notoriously difficult to get going early season. You have both above and below Worcester options, Holt Fleet/Grimley/Hallow, and then Severn Stoke/Ripple etc further down. If you've never caught a barbel before, then the middle river is a better bet, but the Lower river might offer a bit more peace and quiet. Feeders/straight leads will work. Start with pellets, I use 10mm, but on the Lower you can get pestered with bream, so have 14 and 16mm options also, plus boilies/double boilies, and don't ignore meat either.

If you do concentrate on the Lower river, be prepared for blanks, and plenty of them, but it makes the successes far more rewarding.


Posted on June 10, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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