After all these reports of hatching grannom and rising fish, it was time for me to join in the fun.
The weather wasn’t what I had ordered, the strong and now very cold easterly was blowing, along with overcast skies and rain, not the best conditions for rising fish!
I walked down to the river and checked out a small hatch that sometimes has a nice fish rising, but there wasn’t any fly, so no fish. I joined the main river, it looked cold and uninviting, although the sparkling gravel and fantastic rununculas growth warmed me up.
Suddenly a BWO fluttered past, then another and another, a small hatch started which brought the fish onto rise, time to tackle up and tie on a GRHE..
The hatch only lasted 45 minutes it wasn’t the best hatch of all time, but it brought both trout & grayling to the surface. As the activity slowed down, I realised just how cold I was, so time to head home for a cup of hot tea.
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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