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Memory Lane

Post by Woodytia » Thu May 28, 2015 8:36 pm

I walked along the Severn today from the weir at Lincombe to Holt Fleet. I was on the opposite bank to the one I used to fish, most of it looks to un-fishable now as the banks look to be very steep and overgrown I could only guess the place I caught my first Barbel using a 9ft glass rod and an Intrepid Black Prince reel, this happened before Larford lakes were thought of. I met some members of one of the local clubs working hard to clear 15 years of undergrowth and tree branches to put some proper pegs in, if there is a god of angling their hard work will be rewarded with some large Barbel and Chub when the season starts. It was nice to see this stretch of the river again, I may even try to get down and fish it if I get my quota of Tench fishing in. The only fly in the ointment was two louts fishing by the bridge at Holt Fleet, I was going to say something but I didn't want to spoil what turned out to be a great walk.

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Re: Memory Lane

Post by Mario » Thu May 28, 2015 10:26 pm

a lot of the river seem to over grown this time of the year by the way are you still fishing moseley park every friday

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Re: Memory Lane

Post by Northern Eel » Thu May 28, 2015 10:38 pm

I normally fish the stretch between the hampstall inn & larford lakes, just past the now abandoned caravan site, over the past 5 years or so it's been left to ruin.
Last time I was there the trees on the opposite bank had all been cut down to make way for some caravan/camping area (looked as though the farmer had sold off plots of land to people)

All down the larford bank was overgrown & we spent a couple of hours digging out a swim, I did get a couple of barbel in the night but it's a not the same as it was.

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