The Severn - Day 3 and a 60mm Fish.......


Staff member
Apr 21, 2008
Today i fished with Squirrelblue - we opted for the Mid Severn, it was a bad mistake and we should have tried elsewhere......

We arrived on the first beat to find the river in good condition, it was fairly clear and a good height - first impressions can be deceptive!

We fished some lovely looking pools, pools ive never fished before - they screamed Grayling and Chub - but after 2hrs not a tap, no interest, no rises, nil, zilch, nowt....
We also bumped into a couple of Trotters who had no fish either - they said that they had experienced their worst Winter fishing ever!

We walked a good 1mile, and didnt see a single fish - and with the sun casting long shadows as we walked the banks i would have expected to see some fish dart for cover.

So we moved, we debated a trip to the Dee or the Banwy - but stuck with the Severn - and abeat further upstream.....

It was a promising start - 2nd cast and a fish.....followed shortly by another....

Then a few fish started to dapple the surface rising in a slack run...after a change to the Stimmy i had a few more....including the best of the day for me.

and finally and wait for it a 60mm fish.......

mm....not cms!

Then all went quiet, we fished for another hour, before we moved again. - looking for that big shoal.....

We fished lovely water, and in the end at last knocking SquirrelBlue saved the blank with a fish of around 1.5lbs...didnt get a pic of the fish - but got a pic of him casting.

Pleasant day, good company - but i do worry for the Severn, hopefully Spring and Summer will show that there are still fish in the river.



New member
May 1, 2008
St Helens
Another fantastic report Hoppy...
Its not good news that the fish are under so much pressure from raptures.....
tight lines