Month: May 2006

Jim’s Day

Today I fished the middle water from 14:30 to 18:00. When I arrived there were hardly any Mayfly about but the trout were near to the surface ready for the them to appear. A reasonable hatch started around 15:30 and it was at its best between 16:00 and 17:00. A good few trout were rising …

Spinner Time

Another glorious day and it will be a splendid evening to fish the mayfly spinner fall.Mayfly spinner

Sunshine

River clearing and weather forecast is good, so another great day to be by the River. Jim Chalmers: I fished part of the upper water above the bypass. I had a look at the Wrackle and I fished the Wolfeton and Burton Mill stretches. I started fishing about 14:15. With my very first cast I …

Bank Holiday Monday

Conditions are excellent today and the river is clearing nicely. Expect the hatch to start around 13:00, but before then a well placed imitation will bring the trout to surface. The weather forecast is a mixture of sunshine and showers, but nothing that will effect the fishing..Mayfly pattern that’s doing well for me this season

Warm at Last

12:30 Just nipped out for a couple of hours today and I decided to fish the Middle Water. As I walked downstream I didn’t notice any mayfly but a few fish were rising so I tied on an artifical mayfly (elk hair compara dun) and started. I was also suprised to see the river still …

Duffers Fortnight!

Jim Chalmers: I fished the middle and lower waters today. I nearly did not go because of the strong wind. I began fishing the middle water at 1030. Not many Mayfly were about but within a few minutes I had my first fish. It came from no where to grab my mayfly when I was …

Mayfly

Started on the Lower Water, the river was still coloured and a very strong wind was blowing down stream, it just didn’t look friendly! While I was tackling up a mayfly hatched, a fish rose and took it – ah that’s better. I battled with the wind all morning and was catching plenty of fish, …

No Fishing

Both the Frome & the Cerne are up and coloured. There is no major rain forecast, but it is still doubtful if it will be even fishable by tomorrow…. 15:15 Update – just looked over Whitfield Hatches and the mayfly are pouring off, shame the river is still very coloured and the fish can’t see …

Looks Good

Just checked and the river has dropped and is clear enough to fish, now all we need is a good hatch of mayfly to get the fishing moving. Unfortunately the weather forecast is not good for the rest of the day. Didn’t manage to fish the River Frome today, but John says that there were …

Almost

Its a perfect start to a wonderful May day, but the River is still very coloured – it might, just might be fishable later today and if we don’t get too much rain today it will be perfect tomorrow – more fingers crossed. There are reports that mayfly were hatching through the floods yesterday. 15:00 …