Best place to head for a Springer?

john10001

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What rivers would you recommend to head to for the best chance of a Springer in Britain and what would the costs be to fish there?
 

williegunn

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Try a kennel club breeder, a Springer is a type of spaniel.
If how ever you were looking for a Spring Salmon, any of the big four or the North Esk would give you a realistic chance, £50/day at this time of year.
 

greyngreen

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tyne would be your closest, a beat below the pass would be your best chance, bywell, eltringham, styford, by next month there will be fish in the lower north and south tynes , maybe not as good as scotland but a lot nearer.
 

New Kid

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John

I see you hail from Gods own Country although you don't say what part of Wales you come from. You may be near the Wye which has an improving spring run that includes some very big fish. Last month the biggest was 34lbs and the average weight was about 17lbs. Prices are low compared to other parts of the UK. April May and June are often ythe best months. Please see The Booking Office - The Wye and Usk Foundation

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salmoman

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Go to Ireland.... It'll cost the same for a week their as it would for a couple of days in scotland.
 

johnW

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Go to Ireland.... It'll cost the same for a week their as it would for a couple of days in scotland.

Not a bad idea, seem to be a lot of fish running with the deluge of rain we have had the past 2 months. Got 2 yesterday, not in the 17lb class but 7 and 8Lb are quite acceptable.
 

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The Dee in Aberdeenshire is a classic salmon river. It's easy to catch and I love it :)

If you want to know why its hard to catch a springer these days, take a look at the link on the bottom of mrnortons post.

Salmon farming, if you believe the drivel the industry puts out you would think it played no part in the wild salmon decline. Disease, diluting the wild populations with stupid farmed fish etc.

Oh and by the way The Emperor has a nice new suit on. hahahahaha
 
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