Year: 2013

Pike on a Fly

I used to fish for pike when I first joined the Club, but the rule of killing all pike didn’t work for me so I stopped. I’m not sure why I haven’t fished for these toothy critters since, because we can now return them!! After a failed attempt with John Aplin to catch a River …

Q=2*W*H^1.5

When gazing at the river have you ever wondered how much water is flowing past you? The Club’s website gives the link to the Environment Agency and the water levels at Loud’s Mill and the weir on the Stinsford side stream but how do those relate to the amount of water flowing in the river? …

Grayling Bug

Here is a cracking grayling bug and one that fishes well in coloured water, exactly the conditions yesterday during the grayling workshop. It is based on a traditional grayling dry fly the Sturdy’s Fancy and was one of Reg Righyni’s favourite flies. I switched this to a nymph added a tungsten bead to get it …

Grayling Workshop

Another successful workshop and I know a lot of anglers walked away with new skills on how to catch these wonderful fish. Conditions were fine, except for a slightly coloured river, but still plenty of grayling were caught by bait and by fly (I think fly even out did bait today!!) Thanks to John Aplin …

Fish Survey

Today (just before the rain) there was a fish survey carried out on the Lower Water, to check on the previous river improvements. To say the results were good is very understating the results, as you can see by these fine specimens of grayling, brown trout and a sea trout. All photographs by Chairman Bryan …

Peanut Slab

I had a very pleasant session on the river fishing the Upper Water last Saturday. The water was clear and a reasonable height, with not too much wind. I was hoping for a large trout, having spotted a good specimen there previously, and did manage to spook a few, but none of them the monster …

The Catch

I received this email from a past Member (soon again to be a Member) and it is one post that doesn’t require photographs because he paints the scene so deliciously with words:- PS> he’s in British Columbia fishing for steelheads!! Tourists and sun-lovers are in their element, this extraordinary hot Fall, John Sunlight falls on …

Seat Repairs

The Dorset Show with all its hustle & bustle was only happening just upstream, but down on the Lower Water we didn’t hear a thing, just the tweet of the kingfisher as it headed downstream. A lot of the seats had been vandalised over the summer months and I was helping John Aplin repair them, …

Parr Counting

The Chairman Bryan Sennett came across the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust tagging parr on the Upper Water yesterday and they were really pleased with the numbers of salmon parr – for more information on their wonderful work please follow this link www.gwct.org.uk