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The rivers are rising and a week of rain is predicted.
Looks like I'll be finding a pool to fish at the start of the season.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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In the last couple of weeks I can only remember 2 or 3 days without rain, mostly drizzle with occasional torrential downpours. I've been watching the local river levels with an eye to the opening of the river season, and surprisingly, it's not looked too bad, in fact after a sharp rise over the weekend, they are fining off nicely. We now have a forecast of a months rain over the next couple of days, but I'm still hopeful that they will be at a fishable level by Sunday.

My main concern is the damage to spawn and fry from the early spawners, as well as the usual influx of 'undesirables' from the ill placed, overstocked, catching pools that abound in this area.

 

John.


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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The upper Severn is now rising rapidly, so the middle Severn will likely be in full flood for opening weekend.

I've seen a couple of carp in the middle part of the river but I've never caught one - probably because the valley sides are fairly steep and there aren't many pools close to the river. There are more pools below Stourport where the river starts to take on a more lowland characteristic and I suspect that a few of the unstoppable fish that I hooked back in my match fishing days (and one hooked on a whip while catching livebaits) were escapees.

I am however hearing rumours of foreigners of the whiskered variety in addition to the big one that was caught at Ripple a few years back..

 

I suspect that my first river foray of the season will be the Stour because it recovers so quickly and I have my eye on a spot that definitely has potential to turn up a good fish or three.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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Just clocked my local rivers and I was amazed to see they're spot on, that's despite raining solid all day, and it still is!

Lots of rain to come though so maybe it will fall on the catchment areas, which will without doubt cause a rapid rise in levels, not good for newly layed eggs, or freshly hatched fry.

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I looked again next day and they where high as kites and rattling through.

I think i'll be hanging fire until better conditions develope!

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I live on an old pig farm now, which has a dry lake and small pond.....if this rain carries on, I'll be looking to stock them :D

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I live on an old pig farm now, which has a dry lake and small pond.....if this rain carries on, I'll be looking to stock them :D

Well Elton, Commercial Venue Carp are colloquially known as Puddle Pigs!! :victory:


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All,

 

We are experiencing much the same.

 

The Missouri River is expected to return to its banks in NOVEMBER

 

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My local river the Aire, is not looking too bad...yet, and I'm still hopeful for Sunday. I have a plan B though, a stretch of river, with a large canal next to it, just in case.

 

John.


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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The Severn is currently at 3.66m and rising.

At this time of the year, the river should be at about the 19cm mark.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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