Month: April 2012

River Piddle at Southover Farm

Fished the River Piddle today because the main river was still up and coloured (should be OK tomorrow). Fished well in the morning with help of a small hatch of grannom, but the afternoon was hard going in the bright sunshine, which was very welcome after the last few days rain. But during the day …

Spring Clean

The Riverkeeper has been out and about this week putting the final touches and to try out his new mower!

Mixed Fortunes

Another little spell on the river today, and plenty of Grannom again, but risers were distinctly difficult to find – or was that because I followed several other members upstream! A little group of three would have nothing to do with me, despite offering them a varied menu, and eventually the antics of an agitated …

Dandelions looked nice

The pleasant early sunshine tempted me to have a first early-season look at the River today.  There was enough Grannom to excite a few fish, and although risers were well spread out, they were quite co-operative.  I ended an hour or so with a tally of three reasonable trout.  Lovely to be back on the river again, and …

First day on DFC water

Had a great first day for the trout fishing on the DFC waters. Lots of rising fish to the Grannom with 9 to hand all on dries and several pricked. I managed one large Salmon smolt and I think the faster riffles were full of them so good news for the future. The fish in …

April 1st

The amazing weather continues and still no sign of any meaningful rain…. But perfect for the first trip of the season…. Arrived around 10am and there was fly already in the air and small trout rising in the margins. It wasn’t long before a 10″ brown sucked in the GRHE as it floated downstream. This …

New Members Day

There was a great turn out for New Members Day and they say plenty of hatching grannom with lots of rising fish….!