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The top salmon fishing rivers in England. Table of catches 2000 to 2011

image The top salmon fishing rivers in England. Table of catches 2000 to 2009

We take a close look at the 21st century rod catches from salmon rivers in England. The signs are generally positive but there are some alarming downward trends that need addressing. The rivers are ranked on the basis of their average catch this millennium. Click on the headers of the table shown to re-order the figures to show how rankings have changed over the years.

 

River
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 2010 2011
Tyne
2,297
2,513
2,585
2,163
4,122
3,591
3,795
3,091
3,389 3,073 5,115 5,630
Eden
1,093
1,122
963
808
2,622
2,223
1,634
1,407
1,571 1,362 1,431 1,109
Lune
1440
566
1,127
823
1,893
1,481
1,163
1,152
1,374 808 1,125 1,095
Derwent
1,328
1,063
888
466
1,770
1,386
887
1,454
1,286 812 1,248 956
Ribble
827
349
692
556
1,442
1,094
1,054
1,062
1,372 1,007 1,247 1,059
Wear
533
436
535
586
1,055
971
823
788
959 716 1,531 1,613
Coquet
616
649
689
566
1,177
1,108
780
641
842 462 978 757
Dee
(Also Wales)
359
616
493
421
1,080
812
621
683
885 512 800 777
Wye
(Also Wales)
592
733
357
460
788
683
519
675
1,099 620 480 889
Kent
576
260
352
233
582
567
493
411
539 367 692 384
Exe
649
187
210
146
594
269
187
340
540 355 404 529
Ehen
443
164
395
115
344
275
274
330
365 237 588 395
Camel
234
226
266
307
389
334
355
369
358 206 546 283
Severn
(Also Wales)
327
273
195
333
319
430
356
280
294 212 234 331
Test
147
215
342
167
459
351
210
271
419 185 110 186
Tamar
250
114
143
114
316
131
197
169
358 229 387 232
Taw
403
126
153
112
317
103
151
45
287 189 178 260
Fowey
163
117
218
113
164
242
254
114
190 98 305 126
Itchen
168
190
189
58
150
87
121
230
289 205 252 226
Lyn
216
246
206
97
168
56
67
88
117 77 111 129
Tees
105
81
93
86
208
107
135
159
267 69 69 92
Esk (Yorks.)
44
33
57
43
189
111
197
145
159 52 172 128
Irt
105
30
76
42
133
131
148
119
  52 127 130
Teign
97
43
52
47
194
71
63
87
214 72 81 92
Esk (Cumbrian)
114
50
80
20
74
107
104
227
90 27 25 60
Avon (Hants.)
14
43
104
109
78
132
134
54
24 76 47 121
Dart
100
50
34
37
156
66
49
75
124 68 90 88
Frome
82
95
115
57
60
58
57
69
46 35 43 86
Tavy
66
55
16
14
69
85
76
68
81 55 128 52
Lynher
67
38
30
28
79
74
56
90
67 77 135 53
Torridge
71
13
28
19
89
46
44
56
119 53 69 56
Avon (Devon)
33
11
53
35
76
31
59
116
61 20 47 121
Duddon
12
24
17
8
63
56
69
65
125 50 73 85
Calder
67
14
61
22
51
31
47
16
53 26 73 57
Leven
17
6
7
12
61
65
51
30
38 36 102 120
Aln
5
1
4
55
15
19
9
26
6 28 56 71
Ellen
22
10
16
3
29
8
2
6
30 13 43 27
Plym
19
13
19
7
3
6
26
14
23 5 18 27
Wyre
5
11
15
3
26
4
5
8
25 13 10 13
All 13,706 10,786 11,875 9,291 21,404 17,402 15,272 14,995 17,815 12,559 22,061 20,195

Rivers in green have a positive linear trendline - increasing over the period of 50% (double)

Rivers in red have a negative trend linear trendline - reducing over the period by more than 50% (half)

 




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