Mid-shires region started the season off with two fish-ins, at our glorious Bransford fishery, on the river Teme. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us on both weekends – it was summer after all but I would not be surprised if snow turns up these days.

We banked just shy of ten barbel upto 9lbs, over both weekends, and around five hundred thousand bait robbin’ chub. So with the BBQ and sunshine added for good measure, fun was had all round.


We are yet to confirm dates, but we will be holding another Bransford summer fish-in for 2017, so please keep an eye on your inbox and the BS forums for updates coming very soon.




The same goes for a last minute regional winter fish-in, we’re just waiting on confirmation from a local angling club, but it will most likely be around the end of February so that we don’t interfere with anyones end of season angling plans.

The river Severn has been fishing relatively well for those putting in the time, there have been some tremendous multiple catch sessions from Shrewsbury through to Worcester – especially for those using the float and rolling baits. 10-15 barbel is very doable in the right areas. Upwards of 20 fish was recently taken at Sydney Avenue, Shrewsbury, on the float (Shropshire Anglers Federation). Knowle Sands/Danery on the Birmingham Anglers Association can be very prolific when caught right, and there are some very good middle Severn specimens lurking around too.
Pop into Bewdley Tackle & Leisure if you’re in the area and Adam Sheriff will put on the fish. BS members get 10% of everything also!


Hopefully see a few of you down Pixham before the season ends, it’s due a big one!

Tight Lines

Bobby & Lee