Sunshine

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, …

No Fishing

Both the Frome & the Cerne are up and coloured. There is no major rain forecast, but it is still doubtful if it will be even fishable by tomorrow…. 15:15 Update – just looked over Whitfield Hatches and the mayfly are pouring off, shame the river is still very coloured and the fish can’t see …

Looks Good

Just checked and the river has dropped and is clear enough to fish, now all we need is a good hatch of mayfly to get the fishing moving. Unfortunately the weather forecast is not good for the rest of the day. Didn’t manage to fish the River Frome today, but John says that there were …

Almost

Its a perfect start to a wonderful May day, but the River is still very coloured – it might, just might be fishable later today and if we don’t get too much rain today it will be perfect tomorrow – more fingers crossed. There are reports that mayfly were hatching through the floods yesterday. 15:00 …

River Conditions

(a very coloured River Frome)As you will have guessed the Frome is up and coloured and no chance of fishing today. River Cerne may be worth a visit for an hours fishing.

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 …