Day Tickets & Newsletter

The 2009 allocation of Day Tickets has now been sold, so I’m afraid there will be no more available until 2010.

2009 July Newsletter available on-line July 2009 Newsletter

July 31, 2009 by Filed under: Admin 

I had a really brilliant day

Hello John,

I would like to thank you for a really enjoyable days fishing on the beat
at Bockhampton on 14th July – it was a really memorable day on your
magical stretch of the Frome and it was a real privilege to fish this
lovely stretch of river.

Although the day had its challenges – a fairly persistent wind and
occasional rain, I had a really brilliant day. Your advice for a 7’6″ #4
rod was spot on and although I only “landed” 3 fish (all safely returned)
all on a GRHE Nymph (14), I did manage to get a number of rises to my dry
fly in some of the slower pools and glimpsed a few dark monsters in
various lies along the beat!

I thought that you had achieved just the right balance of vegetation and
access both on the banks and in the river itself and the rough areas away
from the bank were a wonderful natural setting for wildlife. The fish were
excellent sport, quick and feisty but not impossible to catch and a good
number were evident throughout the beat.

I can only say how envious I am of your members who are able to fish this
beat on a regular basis – it was a real pleasure and a privilege to be
able to fish this beat myself.

Many thanks for a really enjoyable day – I hope I will be able to visit
you again soon. Keep up the good work.

Kind regards,


PS the Pub was an excellent recommendation – great lunch!

July 28, 2009 by Filed under: Trout Fishing 

Top up

After a fairly long dry spell, John G took all our lovely summer weather on holiday with him, replacing it with a few incredable rain showers and some cooler weather, this has done wonders for the river giving it a well deserved flush through and a little top up.

The BWO hatches have been a little spasmodic, but the large sedges in the evenings are taking their fair share of fish.

Day ticked sales are going superbly well this year, superb value for money!

It is very nearly August, well over half way through the season, so folks get out and make the most of it!

July 26, 2009 by Filed under: Weather 


Just a note to be aware that there is a wasp nest just before the second stile upstream of Gifford’s Pool, we had just finished weed cutting, decided to clear a way to the stile, when all hell broke loose, I got stung on the chin, but we escaped quietly via the river……..As we waded back upstream, there were a few Olives hatching with no shortage of rising fish.

July 14, 2009 by Filed under: Wasps 


I have just realised that I have not posted anything on the DFC blog for a while, rightly or wrongly I hoped that folks were reading my blog, so I did neglect the DFC one, for this I am sorry.

The clubs news letter is due in the very near future with detailed accounts of the season so far.

I feel that this season has been one of our better ones in terms of the weather and the fly life, in particular the Mayfly, and lots of nice e-mails, in particular from our day ticket anglers complementing the DFC fishing……

If any of you are at a loose end tomorrow and fancy getting wet, whilst working in the river please give me a ring on 07889 680464

Would you believe that last 24 hours of steady rain we had, had no effect on the river at all, we could really do with a drop more!

Oh and please can I have names for our river fly monitoring group, training starts next month.

July 13, 2009 by Filed under: Uncategorized 

More from the Southern Bohemia guys

Here is one of Zdenek with a slippery trout

Vlada is not standing in a field, but surrounded by weed…

Other stretches were less choked.

A decent fish in Martin’s hands.

And finally, the elusive bass to the fly!
July 8, 2009 by Filed under: Trout Fishing