Month: July 2008

Evening Rise

Good to see a couple of day ticket gentlemen enjoying the river, although they could have done without the battle with the wind this morning! I sneaked over to a Lilliput sized stream and found a Gulliver size trout (the evening rise didn’t materialise) Lilliput Stream but a Gulliver sized trout!

Guest Ticket

It was nice to see you again last Tuesday and I’m emailing to say how much Andy and I enjoyed our Guest Ticket day on the Frome. For your records I had 1 Trout and one Grayling and Andy had one Trout and also a Grayling I believe…..Interestingly (and sadly) we both hooked and lost …

The CLA Game Fair

Two Members Tony & Tim enjoying the Game Fair today. Here they are trying some of Charles’s wonderful Marryat rods…….

It’s There!!!

We now have a Larinier fish pass in place at Louds Mill… Congratulations to all that contributed to this, especially Charles Dutton and the Committee of the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association Report byAndy MartinFisheries Technical SpecialistEnvironment Agency

Even in the Rain

The visitors from Prague did very well last week during Wednesday’s amazing rain storms. Doug even managed a trout on a dry fly while Tomas looked on in amazement! Doug and a ‘wet’ trout Tomas wonders how! Doug also had a good catch in Cape Cod in June Striped Bass


You will all be pleased to know that the river is back to normal, safe to make a journey from however far away you live, even Prague! But….. they do give a drop of rain on Thursday! I must go fishing, today…….

Louds Mill Fish Pass Construction

Up until the middle of the week the programme was running to schedule with the concreting of the walls complete and all the formwork removed. Dawnus were then due to install the formwork for the concrete slope that the fish pass will sit on and pour the concrete. However the severe rainfall and associated high …

July floods

Yesterday I spent the morning wading about in my chest waders, all the paths on the lower water had at least 10 inches of water, and in places as much as three feet, this is the highest I have ever seen the river in July! I always carry at least two life jackets on board! …

River Wylye

John Aplin & I spent a very pleasant evening up on the River Wylye (Wilton Fly Fishing Club) attending an open evening to show off their recent river improvement works. This was part of the STREAM Project’s efforts to restore the river for wildlife such as Atlantic salmon and the rare brook lamprey. The river …

40 years now….

We had a very enjoyable visit, and although there was no great rise, spinners from 4.00 to 6.00, and sedges from 7.00 to 10.00 kept us busy. I had a beauty of 18″ 300yds up from Bockhampton bridge at 9.45, safely returned. I have known the DFC water for over 40 years now, and can …