Month: April 2013

Sweet Returns

Today I was showing a previous member around the lower water (he was a member over ten years ago), shortly after 10.00am in bright spring sunshine and a fresh downstream wind the Grannom were literally pouring off, and the fish were seriously on to them…. Typically not an angler in sight! Great excitement, could the …

2013 Season

Thanks to John Aplin for a splendid morning, just a chilled bunch talking about fishing and its not everyday you get chance to cast with a Tom Moran split cane rod!! Then off to the Club’s water for a fish, the sun was out and so is the grannom, with plenty of rising trout & …

Fishing Chat

If you are like everyone else fed up with the lack of fly life, pop along to John Aplin’s tomorrow at 10am for a coffee & fishing chat – you can try a few rods and Harry will be there with his amazing flies for sale!!!! Casterbridge Fisheries Ltd The Dairy House West Stafford Dorchester …

Biosecurity for anglers – planning for the future

A very interesting read from Stuart Crofts, a fly fishing guide and invertebrate expert with the Riverfly Partnership, on how anglers and all water users need to act now and take biosecurity measures on board to prevent further spread of invasive species in our freshwater environment.  He has put a lot of effort into liaising with several …

April 1st

Well without doubt this is the coldest April 1st I have had to endure since I joined the Club in 1986! But it was dry and the river is in excellent condition… I tried a sheltered spot, but nothing was moving or hatching. John Aplin came along and we headed up to the River Cerne …