Month: April 2011

The Gold Top

This fly has worked well so far this season, even when the grannom are hatching fish will take it. The tuft of Snowshoe Rabbit Foot really help this little fly stand out on the riffley runs… Hook:    Size 16 barbless Body:    Hares Ear Tail:      Optional – hare guard fur Rib:      Fine gold wire Wing:    …

Second World War shell!!

You never know exactly what you are wading on when you enter the river!! YOUNGSTERS playing in a Dorset river had a shock when they discovered a Second World War shell. The army bomb squad and Dorset Police were called to Greys Bridge on London Road, Dorchester on Wednesday night. The device, a Second World …

Hawthorn fly

Just completed a great two days fishing with my good friend on the Clubs water. Where we encountered huge hatches of grannom but hardly any fish rising, then lots of fish rising to unseen fly! New fly patterns successfully tried, but too many flies lost to the trees! Lovely warm weather and amazing hatches of …

A day of Twos

I should have been working of course but the lure of my first trip of the season to the Frome was too strong -and “an urgent meeting in Dorchester” was handily inked in the diary . The result – two nice trout came blind to a small elk hair sedge, I saw two house Martins …

Fit and feisty

Just returned from a lovely couple of hours on the Club’s Water, never seen such a strong Grannom hatch – and plenty of rising fish taking them! I managed to bring two really nice trout to the net before having to leave. Both fish very fit and feisty! Best wishes for the season

April 1st

After years of fishing the River Frome I am still very much learning it’s rhythm and when is the optimum time to fish. April 1st arrived to a very wet,  misty and windy morning, this was after weeks of amazingly calm warm weather. So not the best weather to dash out in the hope of …