2013 Season

Only a few days to go before we enter another Trout season.


The UK is suffering from a pre longed winter, this time last year we had temperatures into the high 20s and this week we have had wind chill down to a balmy minus 9…

Our Frome valley is brimming with clear ground water and the Ranunculus is a brilliant green over clean gravel.

I have an inkling we could be in for a rather special season.

The Cerne and the Piddle look particularly inviting for an early season trip, but the Grannom could be a little later this year, I did see one a week or so ago and there has been the odd Large Dark Olive hatching.


Please don’t forget to get your new Rod Licence for this season. Click Here to purchase your rod licence

Our egg box hatchery was again a success due to the sheer volume of spring water flowing through the box and we had some great work parties over the
winter, a huge thank you to all the keen helpers!

I wish you all the best for this coming season, and could well see a few brave soul’s out on the 1st.

River Keeper

Whitfield Hatches