Typical August holiday weather today and the organised sea fishing trip was cancelled due to the weather. With the threat of DIY looming on the horizon and after watching an episode of Valentine Warner’s “What to Eat Now” I decide to escape down to the river for a few hours fishing!
It was very wet & windy but the bank-side vegetation gave me plenty of shelter from the worst of the wind. Tucked close to the bank it wasn’t long before I noticed fish rising ahead of me, because there was no fly evident in the air, they must have been rising to wind blown terrestrials.
I caught plenty of small trout and grayling on my GRHE, including a wonderful male grayling of 2lb+. It was when I landed a wonderful trout of 13 inches a recipe on Valentine’s program came to mind, so I dispatched my first River Frome trout for about 20 years!!!
After turning the corner the wind really was too much, so time to head home to prepare my catch and I have to admit it tasted divine. Here is the recipe for his Trout croquettes.
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.
The Angling Trust's guidance for anglers during this second lockdown. Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown Click Here :-- Advice for Individual Anglers
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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