Month: July 2006

Bloody Weather

Well it certainly isn’t beach weather, so fishing it must be! Parked up at Whitfield to fish up to Fisherman’s Hut, the weather was intermittent showers and very strong gusty winds. But the river looked wonderful and lush after some heavy rain. Brief Moment of Summer Spotted a few fish rising while I was tackling, …

Neil’s Day

I fished Lower Bockhampton on Saturday and it was mainly rained out. The fish were not interested in anything I threw at them – I would have had more luck if I had jumped in and caught them by hand. You know the feeling when time after time you spot one of two big fish, …

The Frome Piddle & Fisheries Association

Three picnickers’ arrived and we headed down to Fisherman’s Hut where we would picnic. The river looked stunning with great growth of ranunculus and John’s well kept riparian banks made the setting perfect. We were caught up by the Streeter picnic gang and shortly after by the Galbraiths. We laid the blankets, opened the wine …

Perfect Evening

My good friend Glyn was down for a weekends fishing – We arrived at Gascoyne Bridge around 8.30 and walked down to Fisherman’s Hut, we kept a good eye on the bull, but he look very tired for some reason! Glyn fished on up and I dropped down a little further. Not a lot of …

Testament of a Fisherman

Nothing to do with the Frome, but I think it’s a great testament as why we go fishing. I’m not sure what river improvements we can do to encourage mermaids, maybe a large boulder at the head of few pools!! Testament of a Fisherman I fish because I love to; because I love the environs …

Men from Southern Bohemia

This evening I had the great pleasure to fish with 3 fishermen from Southern Bohemia, who were guests of fellow member Doug Pritchard. Doug & Thomas fished the Lower Water, while I took Vlaldi & Martin up to Whitfield Hatches. Martin fished up above the hatches, while Vladi and I walked down under Poundbury. It …

Startled Deer!

After sticking over 160 labels on envelopes for the July newsletter, I decided it was time for a fish! Parked down at Whitfield Hatches and bumped into Brian, who was also out for the evening rise. I wandered down stream to the Withy Bed and he fished up from Whitfield Hatches. It was a wonderful …