The River Severn
The river Severn has its source in Montgomeryshire, takes a long course,
passing the towns of Welshpool and Shrewsbury. It is a fine stream, and
there could be no better one were it well preserved. There is excellent
greyling fishing below Shrewsbury, but little or no salmon fishing. "Mr.
Taylor," in his Book on Angling, who was a native of this place, says,
"that he hooked and killed a greyling in the Severn, below Shrewsbury,
five pounds weight."
THE RIVER THAME rises in Wales, near Bishop's Castle, and joins the
Severn below Worcester. It produces excellent fish, particularly trout
and greyling. Begin to fish at Ludlow, and move down the stream. The
flies in my list are good for it.