What a Difference a Day makes

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!

31st March 16:38
March 31, 2008 by Filed under: Conditions 

British Summertime Begins

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.

March 30, 2008 by Filed under: Conditions 

Ten Hatches

Great stuff…
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.

lots of room for the back cast.

March 28, 2008 by Filed under: River Work 

Swallows and Olives

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.

What a great place for an office…

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..

Something else to tidy up…

Saftey first!

New homes for the Trout


I completely drowned the chainsaw today, but with a stroke of luck managed to dry it out with the Land rover heater while having an early lunch, 20 Min’s and it fired up first pull….

More tree work at Wolfton


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…

March 26, 2008 by Filed under: River Work 

Licence Reminder

Just a reminder to make sure you buy a licence before the season starts – Buy online from the Environment Agency

March 24, 2008 by Filed under: Admin 

Looking good

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).

A view from a Trouts lair…


I have ordered a new mower, many thanks to the team at Louds Mill mowers for getting a fantastic deal on our new mower, I cannot wait for the first cut of the season…

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.

Dont forget BARBLESS is best…

March 18, 2008 by Filed under: Conditions 

New Members Day

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!

New Parking Restrictions

By the time we had reached Lower Bockhampton the threated rain started and it was time to head for a warming cup of coffee…

New Members – Charles & Duncan
March 15, 2008 by Filed under: New Members Day 

Not long to go

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.

New Throne at angry swan…


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.

The Cerne team.


Thanks for your help gentlemen.

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….

March 7, 2008 by Filed under: River Work