River Condition – General

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  • Bob says:

    Here at Settle the wind has started to blow from the south west and at times it is quite strong, if what we are told materialises it will increase in strength with more rain, we seem to be on the edge of the real action but never the less we will get some of it, the river is in great order being 0.35metres on the Locks gauge or 0.62metres at P/Bridge and there will be a chance of a cast if advantage is taken of the trees below Locks weir or even up at the Stoneworks pools, news of any encounters with salmon are I am afraid non existent.

  • Fred says:

    Morning all.
    Another good fishing height this morning down here for the salmon fly, but there is a Atlantic low coming across the NW which they have names storm Ali. Just when its supposed to hit us I’m not sure but if your planning to go on the river it would be better sooner than later. Many rods, including myself, have yet to hook their first salmon from the Ribble this season and here we are on Sept 19th unheard of. If your on the river ‘keep safe’

    Fred

  • Bob says:

    Again we have a lovely fishing water but the wind is going to be a major problem blowing from the south west and it is quite strong and forcast to reach gale force strength, the only chance of so flyfishing will be under the shelter of some high trees and an ideal area will be on the left bank below Locks Weir. The river level is at the moment perfect at 0.3metres at Locks or 0.52 at P/Bridge but with the impending low pressure upon us I expect the river to once again rise to hopefully flood levels to encourage a movement of any fish, that is if there are any, strange how there are a few fish being encountered at the top of of the river at Horton when the hot spot area of Clitheroe not being rewarded.

  • Fred says:

    Morning all.
    Its very breezy this morning, plus as I look out its beginning to rain so my rod will be parked up again on my rack in the garage still waiting to bend into its first fish of the season. Yesterday was what I call a perfect salmon fly fishing day, one of only a few we get from a full season. It was still, very mild, and cloud cover over a perfect water with the height and colour right as well.
    I fished for a couple of hours on my own but saw or touched nothing, and neither had two other rods fishing our pools from the opposite bank. Reports of nothing seen or touched on our lovely fly water pools at Low Moor either. Other rods on beats lower down also reported seeing or touching nothing. What fish have run are spread out from the top of the catchment down, a long way to find a taking fish when the runs have been so poor.
    It won’t be very pleasant on the river today if these strong winds which are forecast arrives across our valley.
    Fred

  • Bob says:

    Looking at the webcam up at Locks Weir there is a lovely river running on a good looking fishing day, the river is now at 0.35 metres on that gauge or 0.67metres on the P/Bridge gauge, i still am not receiving any information on salmon being landed on our waters or anything much other than a small coloured grilse on Ribblesdale waters although stangely I have reports of someone getting three fish, two on the fly and one on a spinner up on Manchester Anglers water at Horton, one of our members fishing yesterday did land a great trout of 17″ and managed to catch a few others so we do have some good trout and today looks like a perfect day to go out and fish for whatever fancy.

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Settle, North Yorkshire
September 19, 2018, 11:20 pm
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real feel: 6°C
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 64%
wind speed: 16 mph WSW
wind gusts: 20 mph
sunrise: 6:49 am
sunset: 7:15 pm
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