(Last updated: Sunday 12th May)
After some very good fishing on the lower river from mid April to early may, with some very big fish in the 30 to 40 lb class, things have slowed up a bit this week on the middle and upper river, but a number of fish showing up below the sluie.
Hopefully the week ahead will see these fish push up into the middle and upper beats, with the river levels being good.
Forecast for week ahead sunshine and showers with some wind and below average temperatures, so anglers should stick with intermediates and sink tips with inch tubes or size 6-8 doubles.
Beat catches reported