April 1st

WOW what a contrast to this time last year! Then we had temperatures of around 6c, today it was in the twenties!!! But it did start with thick fog, luckily it was burning off as I headed to the river.


Soon I spotted a grannom hatching mid-river, but the beat I was fishing all was quiet for another hour until finally I spotted a rise and caught my first fish of the season..


After that I saw very little hatching fly and no more rising fish! But I hear through the grapevine that others were more successful on the smaller carriers & rivers.

The new stiles really did make getting around a lot easier and it is hoped Members will now explore more of the Club’s waters… Yes a great start to the 2014 season..


Caught a super Brownie; the season is off to a great start!


On Upper stretches but what a glorious day. More tomorrow, I am exhausted !!!!!


I had one of those classic long range releases, the ones we all dream about…


I had three trout (biggest about 1 lb.)


I had two brownies and a couple of instant releases on the Cerne!