With all forms of fishing currently out of bounds and I’m not even preparing for the start of the season on 1st April. To combat this, I suspect a lot of fly fishers are busy fly tying and reading old forgotten fishing books.
There is however an excellent series of podcasts, produced by the Fly Culture Magazine (aka Pete Tyjas). Pete interviews a whole range of characters from fly fishing community and there is even an episode with our very own River Keeper John Aplin. Well worth a listen to, if you have a spare hour or two! These are available through all the main podcast outlets.
If anyone else has any other initiative ways to amuse a frustrated fly fisher, please email me and I will post them up. John@grhe.co.uk
Keep safe and keep sane
The Angling Trust's guidance for anglers on how to resume fishing safely during the COVID-19 health pandemic. These guidelines are designed to help you prepare for phase one of making angling compliant with current Covid-19 regulations. Click Here :-- Advice for Individual Anglers
Invasive plants and animals can carry diseases that kill fish, block waterways and banks, interfering with fishing. They can be small and hard to spot, so are easily spread on damp clothing and equipment.
Protect the environment and fishing you enjoy, by keeping your kit free of invasive plants and animals.
To find out more please visit
the NNSS Website
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.