Congratulations must go to regular Arundell rod Gerald Spiers, who opened the River Tamar sea trout account for 2011. Fishing the lower river on Friday 25th March, Gerald caught the fish in a fast run using a heavy sink tip line and Flaming Pig tube fly. While not a large fish at approximately 1 1/4lb, it was very fresh run indeed and was safely returned to the river. Well done Mr Spiers!
We still have some availability on private beats on the lower river - contact us for details.
Newquay angler Gareth Craze on the Tamar, during an early-season Spey casting lesson.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Pre-season casting practice on the River Lyd.
The Tamar salmon season started on March 1st. A handful of keen local rods ventured out in the cold under bright, clear skies. Rather unsurprisingly, no fish were landed although the odd kelt was caught. The first Tamar fish usually comes from the lower river during late March or early April. We do have limited availability for fishing on the lower beats, so please call us on 01566 784666 for details.
The trout season starts on Tuesday 15th March, although it is nearly always very tough fishing with the trout still recovering from spawning and - also due to cold water - not yet feeding in earnest. Still, the sun is (currently!) shining and there are worse places to be than on the riverbank...
Let's see what 2011 brings!
When will that first take come...?
Posted by Angling Arts at 09:18