Amazing new resource for river anglers

A NEW website that combines the latest live video camera technology with up-to-the-minute river level mapping systems is set to provide the ultimate ‘where to fish guide’ for anglers.

Farson Digital Water Cams has teamed up with the Environment Agency to combine its network of webcams at some of the sport’s most popular rivers with information from almost 2,000 of the EA’s water gauging stations around the UK.

The partnership will see vital information such as current and forecast river levels, water temperatures, weather reports and live footage assigned specifically to each venue featured.

The FDWC website, which has received over 1.6 million hits in the last year, already boasts over 100 cameras on venues including the Rivers Wye, Severn, Avon and Thames. And it’s this facility, coupled with the EA’s constantly updated river level and temperature data, that will provide a unique service for fishermen.
“The new additions to our website will see it become the ultimate online tool for river anglers, and I’m sure it will help them to catch more fish,” said Glyn Howells owner of FDWC.

“Gone are the days where you turn up to a river to find it is totally unfishable, meaning you have wasted a load of time and money on petrol. Once we have all of the information on the site to run alongside the cameras, anglers will be able to not only see what the venue looks like in real time, but also what the water temperature and levels are running at - they’ll be able to coincide their trip with the stretch being in the best possible condition.”

Dave Harrell, one of the UK’s best-known river anglers, regularly uses the FDWC website to check the condition of the River Severn and other local waterways.

“Me and my mates have been using these cameras for years, so to hear that the website will soon also feature water level and temperature data is a further massive step forward,” said Dave.

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