Check your swim from your sofa!

Ever turned up at your favourite stretch of river to find it the colour of chocolate and pumping through like a steam train? This problem is now set to become a thing of past with the launch of a website that combines live webcams with the latest weather and river level forecasting technology.

Farson Digital Watercams, a company that provides a network of HD cameras broadcasting live from UK waterways, has teamed up with the Met Office and the Environment Agency to couple live video with up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, river levels, air-pressure, rainfall data and tide times.

The innovative company is continually expanding their nationwide network of cameras and is now calling for angling clubs, associations and fishery owners who wish to have them installed to get in touch to help them grow the ground-breaking facility tailor made for anglers.

“Anglers will never have a wasted journey to the river bank because we’ve now combined our cameras with all of the latest forecasts from two government agencies which takes any guess work completely out of the equation,” said company owner Glyn Howells.

“We are currently waiting on the approval of the installation of nine new cameras and also have a mobile app under construction that will allow anglers to have all of this information available to them wherever they are.”

The news will come as music to the ears of river anglers nationwide. Angling Times columnist Dave Harrell is regarded as one of the country’s best running water anglers and he’s stated that he will be logging-on and taking advantage of the service.
“With a site like this there’s no excuse to turn up at a river when it’s out of sorts,” said Dave.

“I already use the current Farson’s site and the Environment Agency’s forecasts to plan my own sessions so now that I can use it all together is an absolute godsend. It will improve everyone’s fishing - I guarantee it.”

To view the new website visit: or if you are a club, association or fishery owner that would like to install a camera on your stretch of river call: 01822 860279.

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