Month: October 2007

Gravel washing

The last days gravel washing at Whitfield Hatches, just in time for any spawning Salmonids to make the most of, we were lucky with the weather for the whole project now it can rain and rain so our Salmon and Sea Trout can run up. Many thanks to the EA for funding the gravel washing …

First Grayling Trip

A nice overcast damp day, perfect for my first grayling trip of the year and a chance to try a lethal method of grayling fishing – Duo Style! You first tie on a a dry fly (I tend to use a parachute and colour the post red, so it is easier to see as it …

Alders

More self seeding Alder trees. River looks fantastic, may I suggest a little light Grayling fishing…. New under keeper…

Cinderella Chalk Stream Project

Today I attended a practical day on the River Frome to help promote the Cinderella Chalk Stream Project, which is a partnership between the Wild Trout Trust, Environment Agency & English Nature. Their aim is to initiate partnership projects to improve the conservation status of the less well know, but equally import chalk rivers, which …

End of Season

With the end of the season fast approaching it’s time to think about your catch returns, AGM’s and Committee Meetings. Please do not send me your catch returns until until you have received the October Newsletter, which will be delivered to you during the second week of November. Apoligies for it being so late, but …

Salmon & Trout Auction

Dear John As promised, please find below my report for Saturday 6th Oct. I had a superb days fishing with 18 fish caught on a size 14 tungsten bead seals fur nymph. I fished the stretch between Gascoyne bridge and the next railway bridge. The river is superb with pools riffles and gravel bars giving …

Evening Walk

What a beautiful day and after being stuck in an office all day, it was time for a walk along the river. Parked up at Whitfield Hatches and walked upstream spotting a few rising fish as I went. It was there that I bumped into Keith who had been fishing the afternoon. He had a …