That’s the end of another fishing season and one during which i have failed miserably to keep up to date with this blog. Hopefully next year I should do a bit better because the archiving project that’s taken an extraordinary amount of my time over the past two years comes to an end in March thank God.
Its been a pretty good season. Lots of fine healthy trout in the river, possibly the best ever season for salmon catches and a swan back on the Tarn.
Thanks to the efforts of Council we now have equipment to tackle excessive weed growth in the Tarn and a lot of new stiles have been built along the river up to Horton.
We also welcomed a number of new and enthusiastic members with more lined up for next season. The Guardian and Yorkshire Post both ran articles about our success in re-wilding the river, helping to encourage natural recruitment of brown trout.
It would be nice to have a calm, cold winter to encourage spawning and kill off some of the Tarn weed. We shall see.