I started in the lower stretch at 11.00. Very few fish were rising so I decided to fish a pheasant tail nymph. Nothing came to my fly but the low clear water and the bright conditions did not help.
However, it was a fine September day and the the river bank looked quite beautiful tinged with the purple of the Himalayan Mountain Balsam. I saw quite a few good sized trout and grayling sulking on the bottom after the previous days electric shock treatment.
After lunch I moved to the upper stretch. Not much was moving here either, although I did catch a plucky little salmon parr at Whitfield Hatches and further up a couple of larger fish chased my nymph with a characteristic bow wave. I did see a deer and two kingfishers.
Despite no real fishing action it was a very agreeable last day of my trout season.
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.
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Stress if you are vulnerable/elderly or at risk of intimidation..
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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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