A young American (David Kuttner) who is studying in Rome came over for a days fishing on the Frome. I met him from the train and took him on a quick tour of Dorchester, but the lure of the river was too great and we were soon tackling up in Loders lay-by.
It was still early so we both started with a small nymph; David had great fun catching trout & grayling. I was first to switch to a dry when the grannom started to show and we were quickly enjoying catching rising fish; On one small riffle I caught over 8 fish without moving!
We fished up to Withy Bed where we stopped for lunch, this didn’t last long because the grannom were still hatching and fish still rising.
We fished right up to the Fishing Hut it was then time for him to catch the train, he had a great day and I’m sure he will be back..
The Club is a private one, founded in 1877, of approximately sixty-four members and six Town Rod subscribers. The Club’s waters consist of about 12 miles of wild brown trout & grayling fishing in the main River Frome, River Cerne and River Piddle, together with attendant carriers and side streams. The waters extend both above and below the town of Dorchester and the Club employs a part-time keeper.
If you see any fishing, netting or trapping you think is illegal, please don’t tackle it yourself.
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Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK: www.cormorantwatch.com The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.