IAN BOTHAM’S TOP FISH­ING RIVERS

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FOR SCOT­TISH SAL­MON The Tay: The Tweed: The Spey:

on­wards late sum­mer; au­tumn June/July; au­tumn from April

SPATE RIVERS, FOR FLY FISH­ING: The Don, Aberdeen­shire: The Teifi, Wales:

April and May, for brown trout

May to July, for sea trout

FOR COARSE FISH­ING:

The Avon, Hamp­shire:

for chub, pike, carp, bream, tench, dace, roach and perch

par­tic­u­larly the lower Stour

The Stour:

Hatchet Pond, the New For­est:

The Thames:

bream, carp and tench

bet­ter than it’s been the past 50 to 60 years es­pe­cially in the lower reaches, for trout, carp, bar­bel and perch

for bream, eels, pike, rudd and tench

par­tic­u­larly above Not­ting­ham, with 30 species of fish

for pike for pike

on the Welsh bor­der, for roach, perch, gud­geon, bream and carp

The Nor­folk Broads:

The Trent: Loch Lomond: Loch Awe: Shrop­shire Union canal:

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