Had a couple of hours on the lower water on Monday morning, and also found the fishing difficult, although the weather was OK and the river valley looked beautiful.
One tiny trout was enthusiastic enough early on, and I hoped for some larger ones to follow, but it was tough going after that with not a sign of a rise anywhere. I considered making my way home, but then spotted a decent looking fish moving out of the shadows and I assumed I’d spooked it. The trout moved upstream but still in view, tempting me to have a last go at it. It took the fly immediately and stuck fast. Thrashing angrily to the net it turned out to be a lovely fish of pleasing proportions, and in excellent condition, and after a quick photo I slipped it back.
|From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008|
Great to be out on the river again after such a dismal summer, but I’m afraid my rod average will be well down this season.
All the best
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.
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