Month: May 2007

Gentlemen from Wimbledon

30th May 2007 I had hoped to come down for a week at Mayfly time fishing with David Lloyd. However due to a daughter getting married I could only make two days. David and I arrived at Whitfield Hatches at about 4.00 pm it had been raining very hard in the morning and we were …

Thursday Morning & Evening

MorningI fished the Bockhampton stretch this morning and it was the best morning that I have had this season. The combination of the warm Southerly wind, the overcast skies, some rain and a slightly coloured river gave ideal fishing conditions. Although the Mayfly hatch was sparse the fish were up and about and they were …

Jim’s Mayfly Days

I fished the river above Grey’s Bridge yesterday afternoon and this morning I fished bits of the Wrackle and the upper water. The first thing to be said is the the Mayfly, although sparse, are still on the water and the trout are still taking them. Yesterday I caught and returned 5 fish although the …

Adrian’s Mayfly Days

23rd MAY.My much anticipated Mayfly break at last, with blog reports over a week earlier of good hatches, adding to my enthusiasm, high temperatures and bright sun greeted me and my rod share guest, but the river looked good, although lower than you would expect after such a wet winter, thanks to the 8 week …

Mayfly – Day 2

At last a cooler start to the day and first we had to clear up at 10 Hatches. Unfortunately we hadn’t been invited to the party, we were just left to clear the mess!!! (Many thanks to Adrian for his help) Dam Another Empty One! He also showed me the shucks stuck on the hatches, …

Mayfly Day

Today I set out from Lower Bockhampton to fish the complete length of the Club’s water! (Photo: Bryan Clark) I started early at just after 9am and I was blessed with blue skies, along with a comfortable temperature. There were a few mayfly about and my first fish rose and sucked in the fly. This …

I fished the lower and middle waters yesterday and today I fished the Poundbury stretch up to the bypass. Yesterday I saw very few mayflies hatching but this was probably a result of the grey cool weather. However, the trout were in their feeding positions and ready for the mayflies to appear. Speculative casting into …

Mayfly – Upper Water

Hi John Just wanted to report a cracking afternoon on Monday. I spent a few hours fishing the upper water with my father, who’s relatively new to the fly fishing game. After a drizzly first half, we spotted a good rise to Mayflies just upstream of the railway bridge, in a secluded pool; the fish …

Fantastic fishing

Ladies and Gentlemen I have just had the best evenings fishing ever on the Frome, all fish were taken on a dry Mayfly, the fish were desperate for it, I fished about 100m of the river and returned about twenty fish to well over a pound and all on my little one weight!!!

Morning stroll

I shot off down to the lower water for a walk at about 9am, it had to be one of the finest mornings of the season, lots of what I think were pale watery spinners, but as the sun warmed and with a very light breeze I was suddenly aware that the whole of this …