(Last updated: Friday 5th October)
Lower Itchen Fishery finished their salmon season with 258 salmon, making it the second highest record since 1954 and only nine fish away from matching their 2010 record breaking year.
The fisheries five year average from 2008-2012 is 204.8 fish which is nearly double the five year average of the previous 10 years figures of 105 (1998-2002).
Congratulations to Gary Perks, who's 20lb salmon caught in June is the fisheries largest salmon for 2012. There were many fish seen in excess of this ranging up to one estimated to be well over 30lbs.
With the salmon and trout season coming to an end, our thoughts now turn to coarse and grayling fly fishing for the winter months and the winter works on the river.
Where did summer go!
FishPal Competition Winner James Ashby won a days fishing on Lower Itchen Fishery, he wrote "It was refreshing to see salmon that you were fishing for - despite not catching one, the rod on the beat above had 4
fish and was off after lunch. Looking at the records this sort of catch seems to be quite commonplace and on the doorstep for many of us - quite something to bear in mind as you pass Penrith half way to your
Lower Itchen Fishery are one of only a handful of fisheries on the Itchen offering day tickets for salmon and trout fishing.
Jonathan Durrant Timsbury Fishing reports: The water is crystal clear at Timsbury, the fish are rising to sedges and daddy longlegs. Although conditions are not perfect there are a lot of fish being caught!
Wherwell Estate office report. The moment the river is looking really good with plenty of water and most beats have plenty of weed too. Most successful flies varies from day to day, but Adams, Klinkhammer, CDC, Sedge and Daddy Longlegs seem to be among the most popular. The average weight per fish seems to be between two and two and half pound per fish. (All our information is from the catch cards). We have had lots of compliments of late on how good the water is looking.
Heidi Dear, Timsbury Fishing 6 reports. Still plenty of water lovely and clear the weed has been cut so lots of fish to be seen nymphs and caddis working well in the mornings with fish rising to daddies and sedges late afternoon fish moving on the shallows throughout the day everybody catching
Day tickets for Houghton Lodge, Wherwell Estate, Timsbury Fishery, Bossington Estate and Timsbury Fishing are available on FishPal
As always, we would be delighted to hear from any anglers fishing on the Test & Itchen with any stories and photos they would like to share, which we can update onto the weekly Fishing Reports page. Please email them to email@example.com