Month: May 2009

More weed cutting

Just a short notice to inform you all that we will be weed cutting on Tuesday the 2nd of June, on the upper water in the Morning and above Ten Hatches in the afternoon, if you feel like coming along please do. We will also be cutting weed downstream of Whitfield Hatches on Wed 3rd …

Lost Net

Has anyone found a net on the Upper Water – if so please contact myself or John Aplin – the looser is keen to have it back…..

Weed Cutting

Today we had a weed cutting working party, because as you know the weed growth this years has been astonishing and a light trim is badly needed… John intends to have a few more evening weed cutting working parties, so please turn out if you can because many hands make light work 🙂 Before After …

Weed Cutting

Ok, its now fairly late, I have just come back from two intensive days guiding on the river Test, absolutly great, lots of Mayfly and smiling anglers. I am very proud of my “Riverworks” team who were on the Club water today, they had a great day running around with mowers, and chatting to various …

Torn Meniscus Cartilage

Due to a torn knee cartilage I haven’t fished since April, but today the lure of the hatching mayfly was too much… I knew I wouldn’t be able to venture far with this dodgy knee, so I selected a spot that had easy access. I was greeted by a wonderful sight of flowering ranunculus and …

‘time wasters corner’

Hi John, Wed 20th.It was great to be away fishing for only the second visit this season.I decided to fish the Cerne as I love small streams – only it was a bit smaller than last year! thanks to the prolonged spring ‘drought’.No great fly hatch of any kind but I winkled out a few …

Rewarded by a Lovely Trout

John, With the departure of the very strong SW winds of recent days I thought that it was time for a day on the river. I started fishing on the lower water. There was a sparse Mayfly hatch and the stock fish provided some good sport. A good few were rising but sometimes one would …

The Mayfly Season has Started!

I was down there for a couple of hours this afternoon. The weather didn’t look that promising, cold breeze and dampish, but I was in for a pleasant surprise. Hatching in just ones and twos but enough to have the fish on to them. I caught a good number of fish. Pics attached of one …

I lifted into my third trout

John My success was not quite as great as it may sound and probably not that noteworthy, all three fish came from the one pool. I am guessing that they must have been recently stocked fish to be residing so close to one another. I had struggled with the rain and high winds all morning, …

Stocking

What a beautiful morning to be out stocking. I must remember to go fishing later today….. A credit to Hooke Springs Trout farm for yet another batch of fine fish for both the upper and lower water. We also had 50 triploids delivered, 40 of these went in at Longbridge and 10 below Louds Mill, …