Started on the Lower Water, the river was still coloured and a very strong wind was blowing down stream, it just didn’t look friendly!
While I was tackling up a mayfly hatched, a fish rose and took it – ah that’s better. I battled with the wind all morning and was catching plenty of fish, just nothing above average.
Time to move to the Upper Water – found a sheltered stretch and luckily it had plenty of rising fish along it. I dropped in and spent the next two hours catching some wonderful fish, I even saw a young kingfisher catching mayfly. My best of the day (and season I suspect!) was 19 inches (see below)
Fishing looks good for tomorrow, unfortunately more rain is forecast.
Adrian Simmons shared a rod with his friend and caught some excellent fish – 18.5″, 15.5″, 16″ and 20″
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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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.