No Fishing

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 …


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 …


Today we restocked the river with 300 11 to 14 inch fish. These were spread evenly over the Clubs waters. Many thanks to John Aplin, Peter Leatherdale and Charles Dutton for their help.

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.