Month: September 2010

Never trust your brother

Since my involuntary, grayling-scaring Boxing Day dip in the Frome, brother Doug has been economical with his guest invitations. On Monday however, he invited me to share his rod for a two hour stint on the Lower Water. I soon discovered the reason for his keenness, in tough clear, low water conditions, he needed a …

Lost Fly Box?

What a beautiful bright day. I headed for the lower beat thinking there would be more water there. Strong winds got up early in the afternoon and lasted until about 6pm. No sign of hatches really, just a few small sedge. I met two very friendly members, one on his way back, the other and …

Red Quill

Just got back – terrible homeward journey this evening. Yesterday afternoon, I got a half-pounder on a hackled Red Quill (my own dressing – see below). Saw John Aplin by the river. He recommended a small sedge, twitching it now and then, as described in his recent blog article. I tried it and got a …

Day Tickets

We have two day tickets avaliable for the Dorchester Fishing Club water, from now until the end of the season (October 15th), so snap them up! Ring Ray Aplin on 01305 266500 You will be able to book next seasons DFC day tickets with John Aplin as from late January 2011, and you will need to send full payment …

Poundbury Hill Fort willow island project

Frome Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association Dorchester Fishing Club The Frome Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association, and many thanks to the West Country Rivers Trust, is funding a habitat improvement project, the construction of two willow islands on the Dorchester Fishing Club water just upstream of Dorchester, by the Poundbury hill fort grid …