Latest Posts Under: Trout Fishing

Three to a dry fly

A pleasant couple of hours on our lovely river this morning resulted in three fish, and of these, the one pictured was by far the best. A beautifully coloured native trout, and although neither weighed nor measured, it was certainly over 14 inches and pretty chunky. I had quite a bit of trouble holding this …

Evening Fishing

Here is a video taken by Ben that shows the magic of evening fishing during a mayfly spinner fall (in slow-mo!) – the air is thick with mayfly, he had a great evening catching some stunning wild fish..

Mayfly

The Mayfly are hatching and the fish are rising, even today the river was brown after yesterdays rain, but fish were still able to spot hatching mayfly and were feeding well..! A fishing report from Hoot:- After setting off yesterday (Friday 20th) for just my second trip to the Frome this season and facing quite …

Not Quite 1st April…!

Your Honorary Secretary Richard Miller, Riverkeeper John Aplin and myself (+ John Thorpe) have just returned from an epic fishing holiday in New Zealand. We did fish on the 1st April on the River Makarora where the Wilkin River flows in, it was cold and wet. But not as wet as in Dorset and we …

Tup’s Indispensable

Tup’s Indispensable

The weather was quite pleasant for my last couple of hours of the season today. No wind, mild, a bit of sunshine, and some nice autumn colours. Four grayling from a single shoal were keen to take my little dry fly – the best making just over two pounds. A bit further up I noticed …

A decent grayling on a windy morning

A gusty wind, a dismal grey sky, and a soft drizzle greeted me as I arrived for a short session on the Lower Water this morning. With no fly visible and no rising fish, a nymph seemed the best choice. For an hour or more nothing could be found and tangles became a nuisance in …

Magical Night

I see no recent posts on the blog so here are a couple of evening shots from the Frome at end July. One of a welcome visitor (roe buck) and the other, not so welcome. We didn’t manage to get a picture of the barn owl quartering over the meadow, nor the otter which popped …

Lovely Session

The early evening was hot and sultry and the river low and clear. There were still plenty of mayflies hatching, but strangely the trout were ignoring them. Further up I noticed Blue-winged Olives and the trout were already onto them. I had a little pattern in the box in a size 18, tied with a …

Scruffy Nymph

I got exasperated (again) by trout after trout coming short to all of my mayfly patterns until eventually suspecting that they were chasing and taking lots of the rising nymphs under, on or near the surface, as well as occasional newly hatched duns floating down. A rough representation was tied and next day… instant success, …

This Beauty

I had a great visit to the upper water yesterday afternoon – with a decent hatch of mayfly, though strangely localised, and a heavy fall of spinner from 5.00 pm onwards. A spinner imitation caught this beauty who was feeding greedily. Just time for a quick photo, before she was safely returned to the water …