David and I fished the lower water this morning. It was a glorious sunny day with a slightly chilly North wind. There were plenty of Grannom coming off, but as I always find with Grannom not many fish rising. We fished all morning and I had two small Trout on a CDC Emerger and David had a Trout and a reasonable Grayling on a nymph.
In the afternoon we went over to the Piddle which looked in fine fettle, but no Grannom and no Trout showing. David had one Trout on a nymph.
All in all a quiet day but it was great to be back the river looks in fantastic condition, the Swallows have arrived and there is a duck on the lower water with 12 chicks and we have the whole season ahead of us.
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 7 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.
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