Happy new year

Well a fantastic year for all, may I as river keeper take this opportunity to wish you all a HAPPY new year, with lots and lots of fine fishing in 2008….

Christmas Grayling fishing
December 31, 2007 by Filed under: Uncategorized 


I drove up to Hooke fish farm earlier today and noticed that the Frome was about to burst its banks at Maiden Newton, fortunatly for Trev and his guest the flood water takes a few hours to get below Dorchester.

On my return to town I grabbed my camera and went in search of the Grayling duo, they were finding it a little on the tough side, luck was on my side and I managed to sneak one out on Trevs rod……

Dodging the storms.

Caught in the rain.

A mid week bonus, I love my job……

December 5, 2007 by Filed under: Grayling Fishing 

2007 AGM

The AGM went very well, it was good to see so many Members there and many thanks to John Aplin for another super illustrated talk on the Club’s activities.

I will be sending out the subscription reminder & minutes ASAP.

Pike & Grayling Fishing

Members may fish for pike and grayling between October & February under the conditions described in rule 25. Please ALWAYS inform the Keeper when you intend to fish outside the trout season. Returns of fish caught, including dates and locations must be made to the Honorary Secretary at the end of February.

Brown – Upper Water!
December 4, 2007 by Filed under: Admin 

AGM time

I cannot believe that the clubs AGM has come around already, its tonight, so dont forget, an action packed evening.

We managed to get our egg box installed today, but it looks like we over mended the hatch…..

Eggs going in just before Christmas.

Egg box ready to go

December 3, 2007 by Filed under: River Work 

Up and coloured

The river is now up and very coloured, after 24 hours of fairly heavy rain.

If your going Grayling fishing you will need at least a 7 swan loafer…..

I need it to fine down in the next few days so we can install our hatchery box…

An image of spring.

December 1, 2007 by Filed under: Conditions