Month: April 2007

Mayfly!

I fished the Bockhampton stretch yesterday (30 April). I was on the water before 09:00 and slowly worked my way up to the footbridge below Loud’s Mill. There were quite a few Grannom fluttering above the river and dipping the water surface which I assume to be egg laying. Very few trout were rising and …

Restocking

We are restocking the Upper & Lower water on the Friday 4th May and we are after a couple of willing volunteers to help put them in. Starting at 8:30 am and it will take approx 2-3 hours – if you are available, please email the Honorary Secretary ASAP….. Team A (Gascoyne Bridge to Withy …

A Fine Day

Fished today with my two good fishing buddies Glyn & Rob. The grannom where already hatching when we arrived at 10:15 and we were quickly into fish. As the day wore on the hatch became less with fewer fish rising, but there were enough to keep us amused until 4pm… We also saw our first …

Fishing lunch

I have to admit that as a River Keeper on such a fine spring day, I pushed the mower to one side for an hour or two today. With no wind, warm sunshine and a fine hatch of grannom, the temptation of fish rising was just too much! Poundbury Straights After putting down at least …

Easter Sunday

Escaped for a couple of hours this lunchtime – fished the Upper Water from the Fishing Hut up. A few grannom were about and caught several small browns on the dry, plus a couple of small grayling. Easter Sun & Lesser Celandine I then switched to the Wrackle and caught a good brown of about …

Grannom Time!

Plenty of grannom hatching at the moment and here’s a picture of one so you can tie your perfect imitation…(click on the picture to enlarge) Resting Grannom

Light line

What a true Grannom day, warm clear and sunny, and it looks set for the bank holiday weekend.Just a short entry, I caught a pristine fish of about a pound and a half, below Long bridge on one of John Grindles flies, the fish lept like a small Tarpon then sped off downstream, what fun, …

Louds Mill Fish Pass and River Gauging project

HOT NEWS Louds Mill Fish Pass and River Gauging project.The project will now enter the construction phase, which is planned for the normal summer window, starting probably early in June. The current plan is for construction to be complete by the end of that window – 28 September – in time for the autumn salmon …

Opening Day 2007

HI John , My brother and I fished around Whitfield hatches today having a great day in the process, much better than last year. The river looked superb, clean with lots of the right type of weed, the wind abated throughout the day so that come tea time it wasn’t a hampering factor, using aftm …