THE 2015 SEASON
2015 was a good year for the UTFA. Several good spates during the summer months kept the migratory fish on the move. As a result, a total of 29 Salmon were caught (all of which were released). The largest of which was a fish of 34” (15lb est.) for Bill Crumby caught on a worm. Matt Cooper caught the only Salmon on the fly, a fish of 28.5” (9.5lb est.). The remaining 27 fish were caught on a spinner. Derek Myhill having the most Salmon of the season with 8 fish.
The Sea Trout fishing on the UTFA was also good despite reports of fish showing signs of disease across many South Devon rivers during the early part of the season. The odd fish was noted with fungal infection on the upper river however a total of 131 Sea Trout were caught, of which 98 fish were returned (75% returned). The award for the largest Sea Trout was shared between Dr J McCormick and Matt Cooper with a fish of 23.5” (5lb 8oz est.). Matt Cooper caught a total of 32 Sea Trout, of which 30 were returned.
The total catch of Brown Trout was down on 2014, with a total of 710 fish caught. Three anglers shared the prize for the best brown trout. M. Craven, Stephen Reed and Brian Parry all had a fish of 15”. Brian Parry caught by far the most fish with an impressive 111 fish over 7”.