Yesterday it rained all day but that didn’t dampen Gavin McCourt’s spirit, he kept on fishing and landed what I think is the largest wild brown trout for a long, long time! (1907 Rev Fulleul 12lb 12ozs, 1959 his son Major Filleul 5lb 4ozs)
A stunning fish, sight fishing and taken on an emerging Mayfly pattern in the pouring rain. It wasn’t weighed but it is estimated to be well over 4lb!!
Gavin said “waiting 9 years to get in the club was well worth it” and I don’t think he has stopped smiling yet!
Where did he catch it, all I know it was somewhere on the Club’s water!!
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.
Contact the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60
For more details
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.