April 1st 2022

After several weeks of glorious warm weather to 17c, this week the north wind did blow and the temperature plummeted to below 10c. Thankfully no rain or snow flurries today, just a very cold northerly wind. This didn’t stop a few hardy characters heading to the river to celebrate the start of the season. There …

River Work and New Members Day

Two new Members were shown around the Club’s water by Chairman Bryan Sennett, Rob Ayles and Keeper John Aplin. John and his team have also completed work under Poundbury ready for the new season – don’t forget to renew your rod fishing Licence… https://get-fishing-licence.service.gov.uk/buy

River Work Complete

It can rain now, during the recent settled weather, John Aplin and his team have completed the close season tree clearing for this year and the Club’s water is ready for the coming season.

River Work and Otters

River levels have dropped allowing John Aplin and his team (Kev, Fred, plus Rob & dog) to get on tidying the willows just upstream from the Withy Bed. Otter Leftovers! Whilst walking up the Lower Water we came across the remains of this rather good sized sea trout. My watch is a guide to the …

Waiting List and Mentions

It was decided at the recent Managing Committee meeting to close the waiting list at the end of 2021. We now have 107 people waiting to join the Club and we felt that those joining the end of this list, will have to wait approximately 12+ years before being offered a place. We will of …

Last Cast Supper

What a wonderful evening at The Last Cast Supper, a jolly shoal of anglers gathered together to enjoy great food and fishy talk to celebrate the past season. Many thanks to Rob Ayles for organising the event and to all the other helpers on the night. Must also thank the Wise Man crew for their …

A Vintage Reel and Two Classic Trout

The early fog gave way to some pleasant autumn sunshine this morning for my last trout session of the season on the Club water. For a bit of fun I fetched my oldest rod out of retirement and fitted on an even more elderly vintage reel. Not a valuable reel, actually one I bought for …

Old Ladders Needed

Chairman Bryan Sennett is still after some old metal ladders, these will allow access to and from a few steep sections. With this in mind, if anyone has an old metal ladder that could be used, please contact Bryan email : Bryan Sennett