Month: April 2010

Early Iris

Today I fished with my good friend Glyn, it was his annual trip down to fish during the grannom season. We started on the River Piddle and the cold wind kept the fish down, but a well placed elk hair caddis brought up a few fish, Glyn managed to winkle a good 14″ fish from …

New fangled CDC flies

I had my third outing yesterday. On my first two visits I saw no rising fish but I did catch a reasonable trout on the Piddle using the fly of last resort; the pheasant tail gold head nymph. Yesterday was better. The weather conditions were ideal and a few grannom were about. If the fish …

Large hatch of grannom

After the Riverfly meeting at the Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ on Sunday, I decided to have my first outing on the Frome this season. I arrived at Gascoyne Bridge just after noon and there was a large hatch of grannom in progress and even a number of rising fish. I managed to land a few …

Fine Fettle

David and I fished the lower water this morning. It was a glorious sunny day with a slightly chilly North wind. There were plenty of Grannom coming off, but as I always find with Grannom not many fish rising. We fished all morning and I had two small Trout on a CDC Emerger and David …

It looks like spring, but

It looks like spring,  but the cold wind makes it feel more like winter. Fished the main river today, which is running clear and in a few well sheltered spots spring was trying to emerge along with a few hatching grannom, but the trout didn’t have chance to rise to them because they were quickly …

Warmer Weather & Great News

Excellent night at the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association’s AGM on Friday, with some tremendous news that the Association has now joined forces with the Westcountry’s Rivers Trust. This objective is enhanced and amplified by the aims of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, with whom we have been working closely for a number of …

Easter Sunday

It’s Easter Sunday, its cold and the river is bank high & coloured – no fishing for a while 🙁

River Frome Webcam is now Live

The River Frome webcam at Holmebridge is now Live http://www.farsondigital.co.uk/frome/live.php

25th April 1st

On my 25th April 1st fishing the Club’s waters, I woke to a frost, bright sunshine and a chilled wind. Probably the worst fishing conditions for trout fishing you could imagine! But I battled the elements saw a few hatching olives, caught 2 trout, 2 grayling and heard reports of swallows flying on the Lower …

Fishing for Forces

Fellow club members may have seen an article in Trout and Salmon Magazine entitled ” Fishing for Forces”. The aim of the article is to provide fishing for those returning from Operational Duty. After reading the article I decided that I would donate one of my member`s day tickets to the project and I wondered …