A nice overcast damp day, perfect for my first grayling trip of the year and a chance to try a lethal method of grayling fishing – Duo Style!
You first tie on a a dry fly (I tend to use a parachute and colour the post red, so it is easier to see as it bounces down the riffles), then tie approx. 70cm of leader onto the bend of the hook (works fine with barbless hooks) and finally tie on a small size 16 gold head pheasant tailed nymph – Duo Style (aka New Zealand Style)
The dry fly acts primarily as a bite indicator, but you will also catch a good number of fish on it!
I fished a few riffles and had a hectic couple of hours fishing, the grayling really liked the combination of flies, with some taking the dry, but the majority taking the nymph..
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..
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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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