I didn’t manage to get out fishing on Christmas or Boxing Day, but made it to the river at last with my brother John on 27th December.
As you know, the water was high but relatively clear, so we were hoping to catch on the 5# rod with a heavy nymph. It took 3 casts to find the first grayling, which managed to release itself after a short fight. Another soon followed, and then a third. Despite the cold, it was looking like a promising day, until the bank gave way and my brother took a swim (sadly no photo of that). I suggested he might want to try the Weymouth harbour race next Boxing Day instead. Anyway, he is still speaking to me and has tied me a new secret weapon, the sweetcorn fly, which I hope to test later this month. Will send you a photo if it works.
On 28th I saw that another member was out nymphing on the Bockhampton stretch, so I hope you get a further report of grayling to the fly.
Good luck and tight lines to all in 2010.
Just back from a very pleasant morning fishing for grayling – I only managed to catch two small grayling, but it was good to blow a few cobwebs away..
Many thanks for all those who attended the AGM held in the Kings Arms, Dorchester, it was good to see so many of you there. It was also the night that Richard Miller was appointed as the new Honorary Secretary, Richard is an outstanding replacement and will I’m sure steer the Club safely for a many years to come.
It has been a great honour to have been secretary to what I believe is the best & oldest chalk stream fly fishing clubs in the country. I would like to thank the Chairman, Officers, Committee Members (past & present) and of course John Aplin for his support & curries over the last thirteen years – its now time for me to go fishing!! I have not retired completely and will still be looking after the Membership waiting list and maintaining this and the Club’s website.
You will soon be receiving your subscription reminder via email or by Royal Mail and I will also be contacting those on the waiting list to fill any vacancies for the 2010 season.