Large hatch of grannom

After the Riverfly meeting at the Dorset Wildlife Trust HQ on Sunday, I decided to have my first outing on the Frome this season. I arrived at Gascoyne Bridge just after noon and there was a large hatch of grannom in progress and even a number of rising fish. I managed to land a few small grayling and a few trout up to 10″; all coming to a dry CDC sedge (see photo).

By mid afternoon, however, the hatch had tailed off and I had to switch to gold head nymphs. Apart from losing a nice 1 1/2 lb grayling at the net, no more fish could be tempted. Still, a very enjoyable afternoon and I am looking forward to the year ahead.