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A Vintage Reel and Two Classic Trout

The early fog gave way to some pleasant autumn sunshine this morning for my last trout session of the season on the Club water. For a bit of fun I fetched my oldest rod out of retirement and fitted on an even more elderly vintage reel. Not a valuable reel, actually one I bought for …

No fish in the river!

I decided to have a few casts on Tuesday evening to see if anything was happening. Not many rising fish at first but then a few sporadic feeders as I progressed upstream. Then I spotted a consistent rise midstream and covered it and then BANG. A waterspout erupted with ripples radiating out to the banks …

The fishing was a bit tough today

The sun was shining when I reached the river this morning, but the gusty breeze looked likely to cause some trouble. After quickly losing a couple of flies I decided to shorten down the leader and stick to sheltered places. I eventually found a trout taking something beneath some trees, but the sudden gusts, the …

April 1st – 2021

Great start to the season on the River Cerne and the Piddle beats, but the main river is still to wake from its winter snooze. Plenty of hatching grannom and olives bringing the fish to the surface. Shame the weather is about to change for the weekend, hopefully warmer weather isn’t too far away.

Autumn 2020

Now that the summer heat has past, it was time to fish the Upper Water. The river has been refreshed from the previous weeks flash floods, these have cleansed the gravels, ready for the winter spawning trout and salmon. It was good to see a few rises at the tail of the first run and …

Sedge Fishing

Reports of excellent evening sedge hatches at the moment, bringing the fish to the surface. Charles Jardine and his son Alex had a cracking evenings fishing and experienced one of the recent gorgeous sunsets. Charles said “The Frome this evening…near indescribably beautiful…. and the reason why I fish and haunted by the places I wander …

A few willing trout on a wild morning

It was a grey start to a short session this morning with a brisk wind and some wild gusts. Casting was going to be tricky. A few mayflies were drifting down; Green Drakes struggling to stay upright in the wind and being driven into the banks, but not being molested by any trout. After a …

One Lucky Member

I see the Frome is out of bounds until the preventive measures can be relaxed. In Czech we are lucky that fishing, hunting and beekeeping are all considered sufficiently agricultural to remain permitted activities for the time being (with compulsory mask), so I was able to get out on our opening day, April 16th. I …

Memories and Blue-winged Olives

I thought I would send you this picture in case it brings back pleasant memories of happy times on the river. Blue-winged Olives have recently become a regular feature again on our little village stream… the North Winterborne, which has been classed as a ‘Main River’ – mainly because of the need for flood management …

Damsels and Brownies

I wasn’t expecting much from my morning session today. With the river low and clear I thought the trout would be difficult and easily spooked, and they certainly were. Although they were easy to spot all I managed to do in the first hour was send every fish bolting into cover. I found some otter …