Two anonymous benefactors have each generously donated 100 pounds to the
Avon Fishing Association.
The committee has agreed to set up an award to be known as the “Silveridge
Conservation Award”. The money will be used towards the purchase of a waterproof
The camera will be presented at the annual Social Event to the member
who makes the greatest contribution towards the conservation of fish stocks.
The award winner, who will have use of the camera for a year, will be announced
at the AGM.
The committee has agreed to use the following method to select the award
Three percentage numbers will be calculated for each member:
The number of salmon they returned expressed as a percentage of the total
number of salmon caught by all AFA members
The number of sea trout they returned as a percentage of the total number
of sea trout caught by all AFA members
The number of brown trout they returned expressed as a percentage of the
total number of brown trout caught by AFA members
The three percentages will be added together for each member. This final
figure expresses commitment to the conservation of salmon, sea trout and
brown trout stocks in the river. The angler with the highest score will
be receive the Silveridge Conservation Award.
Silveridge Conservation Award winners:
2010 Stephen Lowe returned 4 salmon, 12 sea trout and 25 brown trout
2011 Stephen Lowe returned 4 salmon, 12 sea trout and 31 brown trout
2012 Paul Edginton returned 180 brown trout
2013 Jonathan Camp
2014 Stephen Lowe
2017 Adrian Cross
2019 Adrian Cross returned 2 salmon, 8 sea trout and 45 brown trout.