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Looks nice! I’m hoping come maybe September/October campsites will be open and it’s safe enough to use them so I can get back on the Severn for a few days.
 

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Looks nice! I’m hoping come maybe September/October campsites will be open and it’s safe enough to use them so I can get back on the Severn for a few days.

My parents have considered a campsite or caravan park on the Severn as they just like camping even though it's not far from home and we're always looking for places with a river on site.
 

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Is nice camping by a river, straight out of bed and onto the bank to fish as long or as little time as you want as can always go back later.
 

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We used to go to Evesham as a kid but that was when I was too young for proper fishing. Unfortunately this year so far we’ve booked somewhere in Dorset that’s too far from the Stour but someone has recommended a nice looking reservoir 30 mins from where we are staying, and also Tewkesbury which my mom said was on a river but turns out to just have a lake on the campsite, might be close to the Severn or Avon there though not quite the same as having a river onsite. I noticed at Newhalls Meadow at Stourport the BAA section runs out when you reach a campsite, looked like nice pegs too.
 

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I went to Tewksbury last year but not for fishing. Funny place half really nice old buildings and half a bit run down more modern buildings but yes the Avon is right there and the Severn not far away. And yeah theres quite a few places to camp on the Severn, tbh same with the other big rivers like Thames, Wye, Avon and Ouse. Just need to tick the Trent off as well.
 

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@Zerkalo Knowle Sands is where I'll be first week of the season. We're planning on fishing either meadow 3 or 4 and will be parking by the sewage works. I hear they call the hill back up to the car park you were in 'Cardiac Hill' :LOL:
The picture has certainly whetted my appetite....
 

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@Zerkalo Knowle Sands is where I'll be first week of the season. We're planning on fishing either meadow 3 or 4 and will be parking by the sewage works. I hear they call the hill back up to the car park you were in 'Cardiac Hill' :LOL:
The picture has certainly whetted my appetite....
We did drive along to Eardington to try to find the turn for the Sewage Works afterwards and saw a potential lane it could be down but didn’t try it, probably was already worn out after that hill. :ROFLMAO: Good luck there though, I might be there with my dad around the same time!
 

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And in 4 months the river has gone from record highs to on its bones again, just hoping that sufficient gravels have had some water on them to help spawning.
 

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We used to go to Evesham as a kid but that was when I was too young for proper fishing. Unfortunately this year so far we’ve booked somewhere in Dorset that’s too far from the Stour but someone has recommended a nice looking reservoir 30 mins from where we are staying, and also Tewkesbury which my mom said was on a river but turns out to just have a lake on the campsite, might be close to the Severn or Avon there though not quite the same as having a river onsite. I noticed at Newhalls Meadow at Stourport the BAA section runs out when you reach a campsite, looked like nice pegs too.
Tewkesbury also has something called the 'Mill Avon' which is almost like a canal. Not fished it for years, but my best mate used to get some amazing bags of roach on tares.

Some interesting stretches of the lower Severn, there is a pub called the Red Lion at a place called Wainloads (not sure if thats the exact spelling). A club I used to be involved in used to have a couple of fields above it. I ran a few matches there, some good bags of skimmers to be caught on the waggler from what I remember. You used to be able to fish by the pub, a big sweeping bend, lovely for days trotting.
 

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Well, that's the first blank of the season out of the way for me !
 

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I'm all set to hit the Severn on Friday, can't say I'm full of confidence.

Read on FB that a chap had cycled from Blackstone up to Arley on the Severn Way, and all the anglers he spoke to were blanking.
 

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There were a couple of barbel reported on Facebook from the Shrewsbury stretches yesterday, a 13.14 at Monkmoor and an 11 at Sydney Avenue.
 
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@WickerDave I saw the picture of the one from Sydney Avenue. Looked like it came off the Beach peg. Nice fish.
 

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Five hours this morning and all I had to show was a few bits that thought they were Barbel.
Most struggled yesterday and only a couple of small Barbel caught,two of the same guys fished today and both started & packed up same time as me
One fish between them but it was a 15lb Mirror on the corn which for our stretch is extremely rare.
River rose a foot since yesterday and was still coming up a bit,had a green tinge,nice flow but so much weed coming down - it was just like the old days,so not a bad thing really.
Even the Perch which normally show in the margins were absent today and I can't remember the last time I never had a bite using worm.
Used a few of the bits early on for a dawn Zander but nothing.

Lots of Salmon leaping and although the catch/netting reports show a decline we keep seeing more and more jumping every season - all very strange.
If the weather settles for a while it might fish well but as always,patchy the start of the season.
 

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My first ever Severn fish this afternoon at Sydney Avenue was as tough as I expected. The cloud cover when the swim picture was taken was soon replaced with bright sunshine. Not a touch on the barbel rod and a struggle to get much on the float rod too, with about a dozen minnows and 7 of the smallest chub I've ever caught, that's the biggest pictured!

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@WickerDave I saw the picture of the one from Sydney Avenue. Looked like it came off the Beach peg. Nice fish.
Yes, I should have taken more notice of the swim, but I'd never seen the stretch before today! The 13.14 is on the Shrewsbury Town Fisheries Facebook page too, but it's not a very good photo.
 
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