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Warm at Last

12:30 Just nipped out for a couple of hours today and I decided to fish the Middle Water. As I walked downstream I didn’t notice any mayfly but a few fish were rising so I tied on an artifical mayfly (elk hair compara dun) and started. I was also suprised to see the river still …

Duffers Fortnight!

Jim Chalmers: I fished the middle and lower waters today. I nearly did not go because of the strong wind. I began fishing the middle water at 1030. Not many Mayfly were about but within a few minutes I had my first fish. It came from no where to grab my mayfly when I was …

Mayfly

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, …

Day Tickets

two day ticket guest’s out today. Grannom and olives hatching, but hard going with the cold downstream wind. One did catch a 1lb fish from Whitfield Hatches and he noticed a small tag on it’s gill covering ‘K11’. I checked with Anton Ibbotson (CEH) and this fish was born in 1999 and had been caught …

May Day Bank Holiday

River look slightly coloured after some overnight rain as I waited for my guest to arrive at Whitfield Hatches. We started at Whitfield Hatches and fished on up, very cold wind and there were no fly hatches. So we switched to a small nymph and enjoyed fishing the riffles.

Young American

A young American (David Kuttner) who is studying in Rome came over for a days fishing on the Frome. I met him from the train and took him on a quick tour of Dorchester, but the lure of the river was too great and we were soon tackling up in Loders lay-by. It was still …

Easter Sunday

Parked up at Gascoyne Bridge and walked down the otter holt corner. The warm weather was quickly gone as the sun disappeared! But the grannom were showing and the trout very interested in my GRHE grannom pattern. Fished back up to Gascoyne Bridge and landed 12 fish, nothing big, just great fun.

Fishing Trip

River fine, but still a very cold wind and the lack of weed is worrying. Fished up from the by-pass at Whitfield, fishing a small gold head (size 16), landed a 2lb+ grayling in the first pool above the by-pass. Caught another 3 small trout up to Whitfield Hatches. A few fish were then starting …

Opening Day

First day of the season – it was a bright sunny day but with a very cold wind. Started on the River Cerne which looked very low, but a few fish were showing to an odd hatching grannom & olives. Caught four small trout and decided to try the main river. Parked up at Whitfield …