Month: August 2010

Blame Valentine Warner

Typical August holiday weather today and the organised sea fishing trip was cancelled due to the weather. With the threat of DIY looming on the horizon and after watching an episode of Valentine Warner’s “What to Eat Now” I decide to escape down to the river for a few hours fishing! It was very wet & windy but the bank-side vegetation gave …

Sedges tweaked

With the nights starting to draw in I decided to use one of my precious day tickets as the thought of having one left over at the end of the season just seems like a terrible waste. A phone call to Mr Aplin resulted in some good pointers on where to go and a bigger …

B.W.O Supplementation Programme

B.W.O Supplementation Programme Introduction to the Programme Any fisherman who has fished the evening rise over several years cannot have failed to notice the steady decline in Serratella lgnita (Blue Winged Olives) , particularly the column of “Sherry Spinners ” flying upstream. Concerned by this, several angler/entomologists have decided to see if anything can be …

Spotted a Mink

I had another couple of hours on the river this morning in light rain and a blustery wind. Rising fish were once again hard to find, but eventually I spotted one busy under the far bank and before long he reached the net safely. As I ambled on up river I spotted a Mink on …

11 years on….

In 1999 we installed our first set of flow deflectors (faggots in those days!) in a very straight stretch of our water just north of Dorchester. The work was done by a small working group and over seen by John Aplin. The method of adding hazel bundles facing upstream at about a 45 degree angle, …