Month: January 2008

Flow Deflectors

John has been out checking for salmon redds and noticed how well the flow deflectors that we installed last May are working – plenty of sparkling gravel and good flows, you can also see the silt starting to collect and this will be colonised with riparian plants in the spring … brilliant (how we built …

Four Short!

Ten days ago I was contacted by Richard Cove (Environment Agency fisheries scientist) and asked if he could come down and catch 50 grayling!! My first thoughts were, here’s another grayling fisherman’s desperate attempt to get a free days fishing on the Frome. But no, it really was for a scientific study!! He is currently …

Membership & Floods

The Membership for 2008 is complete and many thanks to all Members for sending in their subscriptions in record time. This makes mine & the Honorary Treasures job a lot easier, plus I will be able to get the Membership cards etc. out early ready for the new season. Many thanks to John Pritchard for …

Damp spell

As I am sure you are aware we are in the middle of a somewhat damp spell, even the Grayling fishing has been slow (for the few brave ones that have ventured out). If you look carefully you can make out our hatchery box sitting under a good foot of water, fortunately most of the …

Happy New Year

A good day to tie a few flies for the coming season. The first important hatch of the year will be the grannom and I have noticed over the years that trout very rarely take the fully hatched fly, but instead concentrate all their efforts on emerging flies. This new pattern has all the key …