I am pleased to report that the large pike is still resident in the pool and is alive, well & fighting fit.  We met briefly late on Saturday afternoon – I’m not sure which of us was most shocked at the encounter.  Fantastic scrap on a fly rod – deep boring runs and then tail walking across the pool.

Safely unhooked (thanks to barbless hook), weighed in the net, photographed then revived and released unharmed.  Approximate weight well over 11 pounds.  Magnificent fish.


Ps> thanks to John Aplin for getting me interested in this in the first place!

February 20, 2017 by Filed under: Fishing 

Czech nymph

I did get to the Frome on Monday 31st October as planned, the water was slightly coloured, and conditions were good. Sure enough, the grayling were still well spread out in view of the relatively high temperatures. Plenty of grayling came to the nymph, mostly with delicate takes so I am sure there were many that I never even registered. The best fish measured 16″ and bright beadheads were ignored in favour of the trusty green Czech nymph (small pheasant tail also did well).

It was an excellent day but it didn’t seem right fishing for grayling in such warm weather (no need for flask or buns) so I’m looking forward to a real ‘winter’ trip soon. Or perhaps I should be careful what I wish for…

All the best,

November 5, 2011 by Filed under: Fishing, Grayling Fishing 

Bass fishing

The forecast is very kind, the tide is perfect, so come and join a few of us for a spot of Bass fishing on Saturday evening, 4.00pm ferry bridge car park, just bring your fly gear or spinning gear, its been on the blog for a while, so no excuse, please bring the family for a fun filled evening…

We could take one home for supper….

I plan to be there at 4pm, providing I get all the upper water mown in time….

August 29, 2008 by Filed under: Fishing 

Bass Fishing

Please come Bass fishing on Friday 6.00pm Ferry Bridge, a fab tide, and lots of Bass and Mackerel about bring your spinning and Fly gear, ring me on 07889 680464.
Look forward to seeing you all.

Mackerel, kind of on the fly….

A little variation to our chalk stream fishing, lots happening on the river, but towards dusk….

June 29, 2008 by Filed under: Fishing