The River is fine, it does still have a little colour but plenty fishable. I also recieved a report of hatching grannom and rising fish from Riverkeeper John..
See you all tomorrow along the riverside – somewhere!
The sun is out and the wild flowers are starting to bloom
Unfortunately the rain also fell yesterday, the river is now up and coloured and the chances to fish on the 1st April are low. I will post an update tomorrow evening for any brave soul that intends to turn out on the opening day.
The new fence is well under way and will be finished by the start of the season, a big thank you to Simon Johnson fencing and his team.
What a week weather wise, snow, rain, gale force winds, sunshine and its not even April….
There is a hint of spring, yesterday was warm, and today we saw two Swallows, a Butterfly, lots of Olives and a rising fish.
The last gales caused a certain amount chaos, bringing down some large Willows between Fishermans Hut and the Otter Holt and one large Willow at Wolfton (another fabulous beat, what a portfolio the club has!), rather than just a tree clearing exercise, we managed to produce some rather fine Trout cover as you will see once you venture out in the coming season..
We have been busy (many thanks Elliot for your help) over the last few weeks, fencing, various tree work, seats, strimming, today we cleared a pool, that only the finest of casters dare fish, a four pounder on a large Sedge at last light lets wait and see, I promise you no one has cast a fly here for many years if at all.
Great news Simon Johnson fencing contractors start fencing at Ten Hatches on Friday…
Just a reminder to make sure you buy a licence before the season starts – Buy online from the Environment Agency
I walked most of the clubs waters today and the one thing that stood out was the prolific growth of Water Buttercup, the best it has looked at this time of year for years, fortunately I have already written to the Environment Agency for consent to cut throughout the coming season, (look out for future work party dates).
Its now time to dust off your tackle, tie a few Grannom, and dont forget your new EA licence, due by the 1st of April.
Today was chance for the new members to be shown round the Club’s water. We started up at Gascoyne Bridge and the river is looking in great condition, with plenty of water and great flow.
Everyone should be aware of the new parking restrictions in Loders layby – I think it means you can’t park there between 10:00 & 11:00 or between 14:00 & 15:00 – which rather spoils its use for fishing!
By the time we had reached Lower Bockhampton the threated rain started and it was time to head for a warming cup of coffee…
Less than four weeks to go till we gracefully tread the banks of the Frome, amongst the dappled spring sunshine and confused Grannom, blown downstream on a freshening south westerly, cant wait…..
A busy start as always, tree trimming and planting, willow laying, one or two new seats, a spot of fencing, on the whole a very pleasant winter, and a particularly quick one.
Today in a couple of hours, myself, Micheal Eaton and Jim Chalmers succeeded in a tidy up on the delightful River Cerne, what a gem, we were rewarded with the sight of spawning Lampreys, and sunshine.
There is a new padlock on the gate leading to the Cerne, the new combination relates to the Battle of Hastings to confirm the numbers please ring either of the two Johns….