Month: March 2009

First Day

Despite another cold snap, the first day of the Trout season has come around again, the banks are mown, the trees are trimmed and the river looks in fine form. I will get lunch for the first angler to get one on a dry fly….. The phone has been red hot for the last few …

Not Long

It’s not long until the April 1st and although the weather has warmed up over the past few weeks, I think action will be very slow on Wednesday… Here are a few photographs taken during last years mayfly season by Adrian Simmons to show how the Frome will look in a month or so….

River Wrackle

The end of our fishing at Cuckoo Pound (Gascoyne Bridge) is now marked by a grey painted post… Please do not fish upstream of this post… Looking down stream (fishing right bank only) Looking up stream (no fishing) From Dorchester Fishing Club 2009

Happy Birthday

What wonderful weather for the first day of spring and a great day to be along the river… before Today we trimmed and pruned and picked up litter from Lower Bockhampton up to Dead Mans. We then stop for lunch and a surprise birthday cake for John, before we headed to under Poundbury for more …

New Members Day 2009

Just back from a grand tour of our fishing – we saw no rising fish, just plenty of water and lots of fishing talk….


Today is a day to tie some flies for the new season – have you ordered your fishing licence? I have been trying to develop an effective early season grannom pattern, last years emerging pattern was great, but was a fiddle to tie, so back to the drawing board this year. This found me drifting …

Working Party

There is a change of venue for Friday 20th March working party… We are switching our efforts on to the main river, because the River Piddle only requires a quick tidy up…. We will now meet at Lower Bockhampton at 9am…