Month: May 2011

Waiting List

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Merry dance

The breeze was of such strength this afternoon that I sought the sanctuary of the willows, where thankfully there was decent shelter. Only a sprinkling of mayfly coming off but enough to be able pick off some decent trout all the way up through. Stock fish sprinkled with a few wild ones and all in …

Alone on the River!

As the recent strong wind had abated and turned into the South I thought that yesterday would be a good day on the river. I was not disappointed. I arrived to fish at about 14.15 to find a steady trickle of Mayfly coming off the water and a good number of rising fish. Unlike the …

Spinner Fall Evening

Today was a classic day for a great evening fall of mayfly spinner and as we walked across the water meadows the mayfly were dancing their dance. When we reached the river the trout were rising to the spinners drifting down and a few fish were quickly caught. There were huge clouds of caenis fly …

Like a sea trout

Have managed to get a few sessions in since opening day including one on the Piddle where despite low levels and bright sunshine had around a dozen fish on the dry, all small fish with a couple around 10oz. Had very good sport at the end of April on the hawthorn including two nice grayling …


Mayfly are hatching well and plenty of good fish being caught, even with the low waters….

Glasses Found

A pair of glasses have been found along the Upper Water, if anyone is missing them please contact me on (glasses have now been reunited with their owner!)

Water Vole & Mayfly!

An enjoyable three hours on the river this morning in lovely sunshine produced three and a half brace (all returned) which included one Grayling. They were only modest fish, but very welcome, and all took the same fly cheerfully, which became increasingly chewed and ragged. But the worse it got, the more they seemed to …