Month: August 2007

Ah that’s better!

Got to the river at 19:30 and had a quick chat with Perry who has been having some fantastic evening and morning fishing this summer. I left him to fish the bend up to the bridge and I started above; not a lot moved until the sun dipped below the trees. First a single rise …

Sad loss

I must say the River looks fantastic at the moment, and I recommend you all make the most of the rest of the season…. On a less cheerful note I had a phone call from one of my river watcher friends early this morning, to report a dead dog Otter just up from Greys bridge, …

Perfect Summers Day

A perfect summers day, well except for the wind, the rain and the cold! Fished the Upper Water in the hope of finding some shelter and a few fish moving. The River looked great and as I started to tackle I could see a few fish rising – but, to what I just couldn’t see. …

Dorset County Show

Many thanks to John Pritchard (brother of Doug) for producing the artwork for a new Club sign… http://www.indigocoms.com/ The Sign’s Have Been Made The Club has been offered a stand at this years Dorset County Show on 1st & 2nd September. We will be part of the country sports area, promoting the Club’s 130 year …

Fishing again

We had our fair share of heavy showers today, I managed to avoid most of them, including when I sneaked up to Poundbury at about 8pm.Not a huge amount happening, but come 8.30pm a completely different picture emerged, lots of fly and lots of rising fish, in an erie light caused by the dark rain …

Evening fishing

At last with most of the beats under control after our long wet spell, it was an evenings fishing that was well over due. I took my daughter down to Bockhampton, just as we were setting off Scott Rice from Kingcombe Aquacare turned up to borrow a travel rod for a week (makes a change …

Evening Rise II

John, After the fun of the previous evening’s fishing I could not resist another frantic 45 minutes. Again I went down to the Bockhampton stretch arriving at 2000. Nothing really happened until 2040 when the trout started to rise very strongly. They were so intent on taking the small flies that were on the water …