The scheme is a sheer delight for the roving angler as it is operated through vouchers. This allows anglers to access any of the participating fisheries when they want and without the need to contact anyone beforehand. All are catch and release, wild fish. You can purchase vouchers using PayPal on this site, read a little about each beat and download maps. Click on the river you are interested in the top menu. New beats are being added all the time. Follow us through Twitter for regular updates. Or friend us at Facebook.
Please not we do not publish a map book and operate this scheme entirely via the web. This saves considerable amounts of money which we are able to invest in improving our rivers rather than in administration costs.
Vouchers cost £3.00 each and are supplied in books of 5 or 10 (£15.00 or £30.00) plus a £1.95 postage and admin charge. The vouchers are valid for any beat but can only be used once. Vouchers come in two parts – the first part is posted in a marked letterbox, located near or adjacent to the designated parking place, at the start of the day’s fishing. The second part is a catch return to be posted in the same letterbox at the end of the day’s fishing. Beats are rated according to their quality, ease of fishing and species of fish and cost between 2 and 5 vouchers. Please make sure you complete a catch return (and post it in the Voucher Box) as this data is essential for monitoring the health of these rivers and provides useful information for other anglers.
Most of the rivers and beats in our scheme have been little fished in recent times. They have benefited from work done by local landowners, communities and farmers with the support of the SRT. Opening up these beats to anglers is all part of that process. Treat these small rivers with great respect and they will give wonderful results now and into the future.
Roving Vouchers purchased from the Severn River Trust can also be used to obtain fishing on similar schemes – please see www.wildtroutfishing.co.uk, this includes schemes such as the Wye and Usk Foundations scheme. Their scheme presently includes beats in the Severn catchment
We also hope to include links to all the angling clubs and associations who are supporters of the Trust and offer fishing within the catchment. The SRT is committed to supporting all our local angling clubs who have been and continue to be the champions of our rivers, for anglers and the wider community. Wherever you live in the Severn catchment there will be a club that can provide you with first rate fishing, if you are a visitor many also offer day tickets. Our own fisheries scheme works side by side with the angling clubs in the region.
We hope anglers throughout the catchment will find this site an useful resource and visiting anglers will be able to get a days fishing on our wonderful rivers. The Severn catchment is the largest in the United Kingdom and offers something for all river anglers.
Tight lines from the Severn Rivers Trust