Month: April 2014

Deep Mud Warning

Please be aware that there is very deep mud, field side of the river about 100m upstream from Giffords Pool, so best to avoid this area. If you want to fish the Poundbury Beat, it is best to walk down from the Withy Bed (field side) to the new stile and fish back up. Please …

Clouds of Grannom

Fished this morning for a couple of hours between Lower Bockhamton and the metal bridge. Caught two wild brownies, one about 9 inches, one about 4 inches and an accidental grayling about 50-55cm, clonker! All on nymph, Mary copperhead. Pretty windy and huge clouds of Grannom but only saw a couple of rises. Shame about …

Handy Walkway

I managed to have my first day on the DFC water on Friday and was quite surprised to find the river in very strong flow and carrying a fair bit of colour. Another more pleasant surprise was to observe a very good grannom hatch; it was absolutely swarming with them! Shortly after arrival I saw …

Duck Broken

It’s been a long winter; I fished hardly at all last season so when I found I had a few hours unexpectedly free on Saturday, I blew the spiders out of my tackle bag and headed to the river. Yes, I know it was raining, but the fish don’t know that. There was a steady …

Finishing Touches

The Chairman (Bryan Sennett) hard at work with the River Keeper (John Aplin) on the second day of the season. New bridge built on the Stinsford Side Stream and a fallen willow removed on the Upper Water..

April 1st

WOW what a contrast to this time last year! Then we had temperatures of around 6c, today it was in the twenties!!! But it did start with thick fog, luckily it was burning off as I headed to the river. Soon I spotted a grannom hatching mid-river, but the beat I was fishing all was …