A young American (David Kuttner) who is studying in Rome came over for a days fishing on the Frome. I met him from the train and took him on a quick tour of Dorchester, but the lure of the river was too great and we were soon tackling up in Loders lay-by.
It was still early so we both started with a small nymph; David had great fun catching trout & grayling. I was first to switch to a dry when the grannom started to show and we were quickly enjoying catching rising fish; On one small riffle I caught over 8 fish without moving!
We fished up to Withy Bed where we stopped for lunch, this didn’t last long because the grannom were still hatching and fish still rising.
We fished right up to the Fishing Hut it was then time for him to catch the train, he had a great day and I’m sure he will be back..
Parked up at Gascoyne Bridge and walked down the otter holt corner. The warm weather was quickly gone as the sun disappeared!
But the grannom were showing and the trout very interested in my GRHE grannom pattern. Fished back up to Gascoyne Bridge and landed 12 fish, nothing big, just great fun.
River fine, but still a very cold wind and the lack of weed is worrying.
Fished up from the by-pass at Whitfield, fishing a small gold head (size 16), landed a 2lb+ grayling in the first pool above the by-pass. Caught another 3 small trout up to Whitfield Hatches.
A few fish were then starting to rise, but I failed to connect to any fishing a dry fly.
First day of the season – it was a bright sunny day but with a very cold wind. Started on the River Cerne which looked very low, but a few fish were showing to an odd hatching grannom & olives. Caught four small trout and decided to try the main river. Parked up at Whitfield Hatches and decided to switch to a size 18 nymph. I actually caught a grayling above Whitfield Hatches, this is the highest I have ever caught one, I also had three trout, one around 12 inches.