Month: July 2007

Evening Rise – At Last!

John I fished the Bockhampton stretch last night. Thanks to the recent bad weather and strong winds it was the first time that I have been out in the evening since early June. The trout started to rise after 2030 and it was the usual problem of trying to be in the right places at …

River up and coloured

Sorry folks, but to save anyone a wasted journey, the Frome is up about 18 inches and carrying a fair amount of colour (9.00am), I will keep a close eye over the weekend, posting some good fishy news when it arrives…. 5pm update, fining down a little, could be ok with a gold head in …

Norway Trip

Hi John Just returned from a trip to the River Gaula in Norway. Conditions were absolutely spot on with rain when we arrived, but the salmon hadn’t read the script and only a few arrived from the fjord to our beats. The gillies were looking pretty mystified about it all and are hoping it’s just …

Fishing is Still Good….

John, a great three hours above Whitfield hatches. Three of us were fishing, Dave a guest had 12 fish up to a pound all caught on a Wickhams and rated it the best dry fly fishing he had ever done, my brother Ben caught his pb brownie at 36 cms on a black sedge and …

Floods

If you wondering how the Frome looks after the chaos of the flash floods and swollen rivers in the Midlands – well it’s crystal clear and looks perfect……. A Frome Trout

Fencing

Firstly my thanks go to Simon Johnson for completing a fantastic new fence, upstream of Bockhampton bridge, now completing our lower water project. Just for a change we had a drop of RAIN. Tony Medley kindly donated us a new sign after our river picnic last friday, I put it up today and hopefully it …

Another Balmy Summers Day!

Yes we are all wishing for one, but it was yet another wet Sunday; although there was one markable difference to previous Sundays – No Wind! Fished the Upper Water, the river is still a nice breakfast tea colour; but nothing stirred on the surface so I attached a size 16 gold head and greased …

River Picnic

We had a very enjoyable evening on our lower water, looking at all the works, everyone was impressed with the new riffles and there were lots of fish rising, which confirms the success of this habitat improvement project. We finished off with a bite to eat but left about 8.30 due to some more unexpected …

Fencing

The fencing of the lower water began today, the last project to complete our lower water works! The contractors are at present putting in the large straining posts, up to the cattle drink approximately half way up the beat. The final chapter of a great project, and a huge thank you to all involved along …

River Picnic

At last the weather seems to be perking up a little, dont forget our river picnic, with the Frome Piddle crew on friday 13th, at Bockhampton, just bring a picnic, please come and join us for a fab evening of chalk stream chit chat. Lots of chalk stream chit chat….