Upper Severn fishing report February 2022
The start of February, lovely calm river running perfect for time of year then on the 5th rain, rain and more rain brings the river up over night to 3 metres at Aberbechan and 6metres on down at the Rhyddesgyn. But the first five days anglers catching silvers at Aberbechan and Abermule with brown trout and sea trout being caught while trotting along with some quality grayling on the Abermule stretch. River dropping down to a good level on 10th but not lasting very long by the 15th back up to 3 metres at Aberbechan and same as earlier in month down at the Rhysddegyn. So not many fishable days so far, up to the 17th just five.
One new local member who keeps turning up whether the river is in flood or what ever level and its paid off for him catching some lovely sea trout, brown trout and grayling at Aberbechan and Abermule well done Chris Davies and son.
Down at Buttington Maginnis Bridge a few lovely barbel been caught to 11lb with river rising in flood along with pike to 9lb, again in flood water down at the Rhyddesgyn.
On to the 18th Storm Eunice arrives 3.2 metres Aberbechan/Penarth with 6.5 metres at the Rhyddesgyn. Then on the 20th Wow! Levels we have never seen before rising to 4.3metres at Aberbechan /Penarth to a massive 7.063metres at Rhyddesgyn, a record for this area on the Upper Severn.
A big thank you to the bailiffs on the Upper Severn for the efforts they have put in Mark, Tracy, George, Will and Barry, with all the bank clearance work and litter picking up after the floods on all areas from Aberbechan/Penarth down to Poolquay and the Rhyddesgyn fantastic work by all well done.
Hopefully we will see better conditions in for last two weeks of course season so tight lines and keep safe.
Kind Regards Mike and Ann Wood Upper Severn Area Bailiffs.