Month: April 2008

A false sence of security

After a few lovely days, we find ourselves buffeted by a chilly wind and enough rain to just colour the Frome enough to upset the next fall of Hawthorne. I ended up with a nasty chill which knocked me for six, putting me out of action for a day or two. Just about mobile now …

Deadman’s Pool

Today I had a session on the lower stretch. I arrived at Bockhampton at about 11:15 to find a great grannom hatch in full progress. Quite a few grayling were on the move but not many trout were rising. I made my way up the river to as far as the footbridge downstream of Louds …

Outing 26 April

Today 26th out with Brother in Law Nick on the Carter Water and below Poundbury. Sunny and warm but not really much about. Caught a good one, getting on for a pound, late morning on the Carter Water ( secret location – going back there for Mayfly! ) – see photo attached. Nick took a …

Blustery Day

David Lloyd and I came down from London. We fished the lower water through to Louds Mill. It was a grey blustery day, but not cold. The Grannom were everywhere but very few fish rising and in the afternoon the river was covered in spent Hawthorn flies which seemed to illicit very little response, maybe …

Spring at last

In my opinion one of the better days so far this spring, warm, lots and lots of Grannom all heading upstream! More hatching in the afternoon along with a few rising fish. Wonderful mowing weather, all beats looking very smart, and I must say how pleased I am to see you all out enjoying the …

It’s Warming Up

Went out on the river today for two hours starting at the Withy Bed. A little apprehensive to say the least due to two blank visits earlier in the month. Upon arrival at 10.30 it was cool and intermittently gusty from the east. Within half an hour it was all change, every time the sun …

Brrrr it’s Cold!

After all these reports of hatching grannom and rising fish, it was time for me to join in the fun. The weather wasn’t what I had ordered, the strong and now very cold easterly was blowing, along with overcast skies and rain, not the best conditions for rising fish! No one at home I walked …

GP Dun

I thought I’d send you some details of the GP Dun, just in case you want to make some kind of link to it (I don’t really know how to do these computer things, I’m afraid). By way of background, I’ve been flyfishing since 1969 and tying my own flies since about 1971 or thereabouts. …

15th April a busy day!

Jim’s TripThe promise of light winds and a sunny day tempted me onto the river this morning. I started at Poundbury and made my way up to nearly the top of the Club water then I returned by walking down the Wrackle. The river sparkled in the April sunshine and the blackthorn blossom was magnificent. …

New mower

The last snapper mower lasted eight years, very good considering it had done well over 200 thousand miles, but it only had one owner and a full service history! Last week we purchased a new one (thanks Jim) and already I have clocked up a few miles, today, at about three in the afternoon I …