Month: May 2008

Bees and mayfly

The Frome looks good for a fish or two tomorrow. Please be aware of a bee’s nest about 200m down stream of the fishing hut on the lower water!(hopefully Ive now sorted it out, but please “bee” a little careful). Joe warned me about it, but we did’nt see it until one of the team …

Fished Well, BUT

Another wet mayfly annual leave as I drove to take a photograph of the swollen and coloured river. But when I arrived the river had dropped and although still very coloured you could see the gravels in 3 foot of water – fishing is on.. I dashed home to collect my tackle!!I disappeared up onto …

Fishable

8.00am update, coloured but fishable….Please come to Whitfield hatches at 6.00pm for a spot of light weed cutting, great fun see you all there.

Brown!

That is the colour of the Frome after last nights rain………..

Adrian’s Mayfly Break

19TH MAYI thought it was time to show Steve, a friend and member of our Wylye fishery how good the Mayfly fishing can be ‘over the border’. Fair weather and good water conditions greeted us and amazingly profuse early weed growth. We slipped quietly into the water at Poundbury and rod shared through the pockets …

Rainbow Trout!!!

What perfect mayfly weather today, I sat all day itching to go fishing and I had to wait until 17:30 before I was tackling up and ready to go..! Mayfly were coming off steadily, with lots of empty shucks drifting down stream. The rain also started to fall, which to me is the best time …

SOS!!

This is an SOS – I’ve lost my priest, and it’s my favourite, I’ve had it 25 years. It’s a staghorn priest, quite slender, with a bit of string tied through the hole in the end – if only I had tied it to me! I lost it on the upper water at the Poundbury …

Grey’s Bridge

I visited the middle stretch above Grey’s Bridge. I was on the water at 14.15 to find one or two Mayfly about and the occasional trout rising. At first sight the river appeared rather quite but the trout were very willing to take a Grey Wulff Mayfly so all in all it was an enjoyable …

Upper Stretch

I could not resist the temptation to fish the Treasurer’s favorite pool. I walked down from Gascoyne Bridge and started fishing at 12.00. One or two Mayfly were on the water but only the odd fish was moving. In the hour before lunch I had two or three splashy takes but none of the trout …

Stocking

I have to say its good to be back, I had a great few days in the Florida keys after Tarpon, what a trip, lots of fish to 150lbs, and a 80lb Grouper on a 10wt fly rod, scary stuff, trust me. A little more info on my website diary. Spent most of the day …