After yesterdays very welcome rain I thought it would be a great time to fish while the water has a nice tea tinge to it and thankfully not as hot as the last few days, along with plenty of cloud cover.
The River looked refreshed and certainly a lot more water than the last time I fished.
I parked under an apple tree and fished my way upstream, as usual I started early around 11am and it took until 12:30 before the fish started to rise to very small pale wateries and even smaller terrestrials.
My size 18 grhe looked huge against the natural flies, so on went a size 20 cdc pattern and a 7 inch fish took this first cast. The cdc fly was sodden, so I changed to a size 20 parachute pattern and this worked really well with some good trout coming to the net.
For those who enjoy using small flies should follow the Blog of Andy Baird who takes this facet of fly fishing to the extreme and his fly patterns on a size 32 (yes 32) are amazing – Small Fly Funk – fly fishing in microcosm
The Club is a private one, founded in 1877, of approximately sixty-four members and six Town Rod subscribers. The Club’s waters consist of about 12 miles of wild brown trout & grayling fishing in the main River Frome, River Cerne and River Piddle, together with attendant carriers and side streams. The waters extend both above and below the town of Dorchester and the Club employs a part-time keeper.
Day Tickets are only available during the trout season and only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays. (season 1st April – 14th October)
The Police have made it quite clear that poaching is a crime in progress covered by the 1968 Theft Act. Members should always call 999 to report it and not phone the keeper. Without a report the police will not be aware of the extent of a problem.
If possible note or photo vehicles.
Stress if you are vulnerable/elderly or at risk of intimidation..
In order to give the call handler an accurate location they recommend putting the “what3words” app on your smartphone. Click here…
Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK: www.cormorantwatch.com The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.
Invasive plants and animals can carry diseases that kill fish, block waterways and banks, interfering with fishing. They can be small and hard to spot, so are easily spread on damp clothing and equipment.
Protect the environment and fishing you enjoy, by keeping your kit free of invasive plants and animals.
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