Month: December 2006

Water, Water Everywhere!

There is plenty of water in the River today after the yesterdays rain and more is expected tonight.Happy New Year No Way Through Old Water Meadow Hatch Lapwing’s

Grey’s Bridge

I thought that you might like to know how I got on with my latest attempt at grayling fishing. I fished the middle stretch above Grey’s Bridge yesterday. It was a very mild day so I did not suffer from numb fingers that can often spoil winter fishing. As I could not think of anything …

Boxing Day

Just nipped out for a quick fish with my new rod, a Greys Streamflex 9ft 4 weight, which Father Christmas delivered yesterday especially for my winter nypmh fishing. I tried the Upper Water for the first winter fish during the grayling season. The rod was ideal for waving a size 12 weighted nymph about, unfortunately …

Environment Agency visit

We had a friendly visit from some of the Environment Agency staff to look at the work now completed on the lower water, there were smiles all round, and they were keen to use our project as a model for future works and to show other land owners the pros of chalk stream improvements.

A Wonderful Morning

A Saturday with blue sky, sun and no wind; I just had to go fishing! Here’s a photograph of blue sky if you had forgotten what it looks like! Blue Sky! Fished around Grey’s Bridge and 10 Hatches; the river was in tip top condition, almost as perfect as the weather; plus there were even …

Instream Hatchery Box

December is Trout egg time, and I must say that the water levels are perfect this year, the springs at Whitfield Hatches are well and truly flowing, which will give our 25000 eggs all the water they require until they hatch and leave sometime towards the end of Febuary.You could well notice the box on …

Grayling Fishing

My friend George came down from Liverpool for his annual grayling fish. The river & weather were perfect for a very welcome change! George was soon into some fish, his first was a good 2lb+. We fished all day and we both ended with a grayling of 2lb 10oz+

River Side BBQ 1997

It was good see Rod Crane again on Monday night and he has just sent me these photographs of the Club BBQ at Whitfield Hatches in 1997… Seems only like yesterday..

AGM Report

The AGM was very well attended and with the Chairman unfortunately unable to attend, I was thrown into the deep end and chaired the meeting. Highlights:Charles Dutton reported that the EA will be starting the fish pass at Loud’s Mill in 2007!The work to make the weir at Bindon Abbey passable has been completed.You will …

First Grayling Trip

Checked out the river and it had cleared a little since yesterday; So back home to dig a few worms from the compost and I was soon parking up at Long Bridge. River is still very full and has a good flow on it, but just clear enough to catch a grayling. I tried above …