Year: 2010

The melt had begun

Good to see you at Christmas, as you saw for yourself, I did manage to get out after grayling, see report below: Unlike Dorset’s roads, the river was clear and looking ideal on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but turkey had to take priority over grayling.  By 27th, the melt had begun, leaving a short window …

Merry Christmas Everyone

River Frome Ecosystem Survey

The River Frome Ecosystem on-line survey, is part of a project designed to enable local people to get more involved in decisions about their environment. The surveys are specifically for people living and/or working in the river Frome catchment area in Dorset. Please see below for some commonly asked questions. Where is the River Frome catchment? About …

Suspiciously fat stomachs

The AGM for me is not just the Annual General Meeting, but time for Another Grayling Mission (weather permitting). By AGM day the snow had gone, the water had cleared and the sun was shining, but it was still extremely cold. Things were very lean to start with, the only signs of life being snipe …

AGM.

Last night was the Club’s AGM and it was the night that the Peter Leatherdale retired from the post of Chairman that he has held since 1986. The incoming Chairman Bryan Sennett presented Peter with a travel rod, for his invaluable contribution to the Club over the past years. Over Highlights: Purchase of the Wolfeton …

Snow Fishing

After being stuck in the house for two days because of the snow blocking our road from the outside world, I finally was able to escape to the river for a fish. My temperature gauge measured a chilling -4c as I parked and tackled up.  I tied on two small glass bead PTN’s and fished up 100 …

River Walk

Today was the Managing Committee’s annual river walk, it was a good turn out even with a cold north wind blowing and a good dusting of snow. The river walk is held every year to compile a list of instream improvements and list any areas that need trees trimming etc. After the walk any instream …

Annual Report

The Annual Report and AGM Agenda have been emailed & posted to all Members, if you have not received a copy by email and wish to do so, please email admin@grhe.co.uk and I will forward them onto you. A.G.M – 19:00 Monday 6th December 2010 The AGM will be held in The King’s Arms Hotel, …

B.W.O Supplementation Programme – Update

BLUE WINGED OLIVES SERRATELLA  IGNITA HABITS It would appear that  the habits of BWO”S are changing  , from what might have been expected some years ago. The appearance of Sherry Spinners and consequent  egg stripping  began this year in  very early June , actually during the Mayfly season . Very recently (late September) I had …

River Frome Rehabilitation Draft Plan

The Draft Report of the River Frome Rehabilitation Plan is now available for public consultation. The Draft Report is available electronically at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/Frome or hard copies can be viewed at the public libraries in Wareham and Dorchester between 1st November – 1st December. The River Frome has many interest groups and to help us ensure …