What perfect mayfly weather today, I sat all day itching to go fishing and I had to wait until 17:30 before I was tackling up and ready to go..!
Mayfly were coming off steadily, with lots of empty shucks drifting down stream. The rain also started to fall, which to me is the best time to fish a mayfly hatch.
My first fish was a fat 14 inch fish, a perfect start and it just got better as the hatch progressed. This was until a miniature torpedo grabbed my fly – a fin perfect rainbow trout of about 8 inches long!!! Then another and another, looks like a fish farm has lost some of it’s sheep!! Please feel free to keep all the rainbows you catch, they are certainly not wanted in the River Frome!
Time to move to a few little spots that I know and third cast this wonderful fat 16″ fish sucked in my fly!!
I enjoyed the next 45 minutes of continuous action until my artificial mayfly was completely battered to pieces – what a great evenings fishing…..
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.
The Angling Trust's guidance for anglers during this second lockdown. Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown Click Here :-- Advice for Individual Anglers
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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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.
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