Month: May 2010

Piddle looked stunning

John, As my management is away doing her Granny duties I have been living up the river for the last couple of days. I even thought about moving into that nice tent that I spotted along the bank. Tuesday was the lower stretch followed by a session further up. The Mayfly did not really start …

Mayfly 6-8pm

Back from Cornwall today, went straight to the Lower Water, got my eye in with a few stockies and then had this beauty – nudging 17 inches. They were well on to the Mayfly 6-8pm, albeit sporadic. Richard

No mayfly seen

John, I fished the upper water and the Wrackle this morning. A few fish were rising in places and it was not long before the first stock fish came to the net. Six fish were caught on the main river, three of which were stock fish. The native trout were all of a modest size …

Bright sunshine

John, I had an early session on the Bockhampton water this morning. After an hour with the dry fly and not a hint of a fish I resorted to casting a nymph into likely looking places. My second cast brought up a stock fish and before 10.00 I had landed 4 and lost as many …

Mayfly Time………

Mayfly time…. Well almost! Fished yesterday in the cold wind, not a lot moving and very little fly life in evidence and I bumped into the Chairman who was also struggling to find rising fish. I switched over to the Wrackle and found a few willing fish to rise to my hawthorn fly imitation and I also …

Couple of mayfly

Managed to have an afternoon on the Piddle today. Although there was a chilly north easterly wind a few flies were hatching and one or two fish rising; I even saw a couple of mayfly. By the evening I ended up with sixteen fish including this one of 14″. All the fish except two of …

Stocking

Today was the day that the river was stocked and thanks goes to all the helpers (even those who only had time to snap a photo!) and thanks to Hook Springs for another batch of great fish..

Riverfly group

Great news, we now have a date for our official “Riverfly” training day, the 3rd July 2010, 9.00am for a prompt 9.30am start, the venue for the indoor training is the DWT HQ, Forston, Dorchester DT2 7AA and the river part of the day will be on the Frome a couple of miles away. Full …

Conditions were ideal

Today the fishing was much more encouraging with quite a few rising fish especially above Loud’s Mill and up to Lubeck Way. There were Grannom on the water and a prolific hatch of a black fly which had the swallows swooping to the river surface to pick them off. The fly hatch was at its …

DRY Grannom

Well done Jim.. Nice to know there are still some Dry fly men in the club who are prepared to wait for a fish. Just such a fish took my DRY Grannom last Friday from a small sidestream without having to resort to a Gold headed lure! Whoever saw a natural nymph with a gold ball stuck …