This season has seen some prolific weed growth throughout the Avon – undoubtedly as a result of the mild, dry spring which encouraged growth earlier than in many years. As a club we are against any form of mechanical weedcutting and appreciate that the thick ranunculus provides vital sanctuary to the fish stocks from otters and cormorants.
However, it can make angling difficult and leave many areas of the river unfishable.
To this end, our river management team with a number of committee members and the river keeper have today opened holes in over a dozen places along our Upper Winkton stretch using rakes, ropes, waders and hands. These are in addition to the number of swims that were already accessible.
We hope this will allow our members to enjoy the glorious fishing and surroundings here prior to nature taking its course in Autumn when the weed will naturally subside.