Month: June 2006

Nymphing

I fished the lower stretch on Friday evening from 2000 to 2200. For the first time ever on the Frome I had a go at nymph fishing. I used a size 18 gold head pheasant tail nymph. My expectation was that I might catch some grayling and indeed it was a grayling that first had …

Middle Water

I had I go in the middle stretch above Grey’s Bridge. I started at 2000 and finished at 2150. It was not a success. Quite a few fish were rising but they were mainly small Grayling. I only saw one decent trout rise. The middle stretch was also dissappointing in the Mayfly season yet when …

Beware of the Bull!

Fished the Upper Water at Gascoyne Bridge and walked down through the first field, but on my return noticed one of the cows wasn’t a cow, but in fact a bull – so please be careful when walking down. What an amazing evening to be out – it was so still and quiet, but the …

More Welcome Rain

Another wet day, but the Upper Water looks fine at the moment and very fishable, although the Lower Water may be affected by the run off from Dorchester, so beware if your heading down there.JG

Wet Sunday

I was due to walk a stretch of the coastal path today but the unexpected rain put a halt to that. There was no wind and this was the sort of rain I enjoy fishing in, so I put on my waterproofs and headed to the river. I fished the Middle Water and as I …

Fishing/Casting/Fly Tying Members Day

The weather was perfect for the occasion and it wasn’t long before John & I were set up and trying out his 9wt fly rod that he uses for bass fishing. Rob Ayles & Dave Rabson (waiting list) were first to arrive and soon after that Doug Pritchard dropped in. It wasn’t long before we …

Father’s Day

I arrived to fish the Upper Water at about 19:30 and there were a few small fish rising as I tackled up. Then I noticed a large nose sipping in a fly and my first cast with my size 16 flymph, I had my first fish of the evening. The river looked great and there …

All Quiet

River looks fine after the recent rain, but eerily quiet now that the mayfly have finished. There is now plenty of ranunculus which will help with the water level. Now we can start to enjoy the evening rise.

Early Morning

I managed to get on the river at 6.30 Saturday morning fishing below Whitfield hatches about 300 yds downstream of the railway bridge. There was plenty of everything hatching including mayfly, though not in huge numbers. I was pleased to land a 16 “ fish on a Greenwells Glory( probably the same fish from my …

Hot

Sorry for the lack of new posts over the past week, but I have been away fishing the rivers of Cumbria. I had an excellent start to the week but this hot weather put paid to any action during the day and fishing was then restricted to the evening rise. Very similar to conditions on …