Author: John Grindle

River Cerne

We were blessed with early spring sunshine and warmth for our little work party, I had planned to have another go at the trees under Poundbury but as only two keen helpers showed we quickly headed on to the delightful River Cerne, a tree trim on the whole beat was completed, this little gem looks …

Grayling Social 2019

Perfect weather for today’s grayling social, it may have only been a small turnout but all methods were covered. We had one long trotting, one fly fishing and one fly fishing for pike. The grayling today preferred bait vs a deep nymph and one resident pike eagerly took a fly cast under a willow tree. …

Charity Dinner

The Club AGM was held in Sunninghill Prep School last night, this was followed by a charity dinner to raise funds for Fishing For Schools and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. There was lots of fishy talk over dinner and it was good to see plenty of non-fishy people supporting these two worthy charities. …

Burn

With some drying cold easterly winds we have been burning up some of the massive piles of willow cleared from some of our lovely beats, more to do in the coming weeks, aiming to make our fabulous fishing even better for next season. As always a huge thank you to the additional help and the …

Round Up

Something to round up the week 🙂 After a seriously long dry spell we arrived on the Monday morning for the first day of a week of work parties to find a rather coloured and rising river, this has been the course for all of the week, tweaking days to safely fit in with water …

Plan B

With the river rising to a dangerous level after last nights storm, a Plan B was required. The work party was diverted to the Southover Beat on the River Piddle for its annual trim. Thanks to everyone who turned up, we really did clear a huge amount of willow… Tomorrows work party is scheduled for …

So Far, So Good

An amazing length of the Upper Water has been trimmed back with the help of John Aplin, Kevin Ackerman and big thanks to Colin Hawkins who came along with his slew to help remove the larger trees. Also thanks to all the Members that have been out helping with the work. Still three more days …

Storm Callum

The forecast for today was a little harsh to say the least, gales touching “nine” with heavy rain…. We decided to go ahead with our planned work party on the Lower Water, die hard workers Robin and Bryan (massive thank you) keen to lend a hand, resulting in a great deal of tree trimming…. A …

A Late Trout Saves a Blank

I spotted a dimple under a bank. Probably another leaf, or something falling from the overhanging branches or nettles. The afternoon had not been productive, and although I had seen plenty of fish, they had been unapproachable with the river so low and clear here. Then it happened again. Definitely a fish, and it was …

Storm Bronagh

Yesterdays work party was spent clearing up a fallen willow after Storm Bronagh and there is still plenty of bank clearing left to do in the next planned day – Friday 12th October – see you there Good work Rob, many thanks – John Aplin