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Mohican Mayfly

Fished yesterday (Friday) and was very pleased to see a steady stream of mayfly coming off and more rising fish than I’ve seen in some time; I thought I was in for a bumper day but as it turned out it was one of the most frustrating days I’ve had. Although the occasional dun was …

Mohican Mayfly

Conditions have been rather challenging over the last couple of sessions so I have been fishing the side streams. The main river on the bank holiday weekend trip was very coloured but slightly less so on the carrier where a steady stream of mayfly encouraged a reasonable rise of fish throughout the afternoon and evening …

Rather Muddy Water

I had a great couple of days on the Frome at the end of last week trying to catch trout on mayflies in rather muddy water. There were plenty of birds (including 3 hobbies) hunting mayflies too and having a much easier time finding them than the trout were. Remarkably some of the fish (none …

River Work – Gascoyne Bridge

One member turned out for the work party this morning, but he did come with quad bike to help move the logs!!! Also found on April 25th a set of fishing clippers at Lower Bockhampton lay-by – please contact Honorary Secretary if you have lost them.. PS> mayfly have started and fish are rising, I …

Mohican Mayfly

I’ve managed to get out a few times over the last couple of weeks to make the most of the mayfly hatch when it finally got going. One of the most striking observations of the river is how the conditions are in stark contrast to last year; the flows are continually strong and high and …

Out of His Depth!!!

We met Monday lunchtime. I found one fish moving, under the right bank. Just as I was about to cast so a roe buck floated around the bend! I don’t know which of us was most surprised but as he was way out of his depth I had time to swop the rod for the …

Worth Getting Wet For?

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 …

Dozens Streaming Off

I’ve fished a bit over the weekend, and having seen some odd flurries of mayfly down on the lower water on Saturday, I went back there again today. The wind was challenging to say the least, but by late morning the mayfly were just starting to come off in ones and twos. After a quick …

Mayfly

Good hatch of mayfly today and plenty of fish rising to them, I have also had reports of mayfly hatching on the River Piddle as well – AT LAST!!

Mayfly (where?)

Start of my annual leave to fish the main mayfly hatch, but after fishing today for five hours and not seeing a single mayfly, I think I might have timed it wrong – again!! Thankfully the spurwings, olives and grannom (still) hatched from midday and at last the better fish are starting to feed.. Here …