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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.