No fish in the river!

Whitfield Water 1987-1988

Weed Cut Affpuddle Beat

A small and eventually wet team spent a few hours on Monday weed cutting on our Affpuddle Beat on the River Piddle, the river is looking very inviting now! (photos John Aplin)

Track Closed at Whitfield Farm

The track from Whitfield Farm to Whitfield Hatches (true right bank) on the Upper Water, is currently closed. There is a huge beech tree that is at a dangerous angle and could fall at any second. It is away from the river, but until it is sorted I would stay clear of fishing directly below …

Rural Crime

Again the club is pleased to be working closely with Rural Crime and the Environment Agency identifying poaching hotspots on the club water and other parts of the Frome. They are increasing their patrols, as a result of people ringing in and reporting poaching! Remember:- The Police have made it quite clear that poaching is …

Spring Trim

John Aplin and Fred Harris have been busy trimming the banks along the Southover beat on the River Piddle. The main river is currently in full flood, please don’t rush to fish it for a few days! River levels at Loud’s Mill https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3277

The fishing was a bit tough today

The sun was shining when I reached the river this morning, but the gusty breeze looked likely to cause some trouble. After quickly losing a couple of flies I decided to shorten down the leader and stick to sheltered places. I eventually found a trout taking something beneath some trees, but the sudden gusts, the …

New Fence

There is currently a new fence being erected from Mohun’s Bridge up to the railway bridge (Under Poundbury), don’t worry there will be plenty of stiles. The fencing company were Rob and Gilly Milne, who through great workmanship, skill and general hard work provided us with a solid fence and one that will last for …

April 1st – 2021

Great start to the season on the River Cerne and the Piddle beats, but the main river is still to wake from its winter snooze. Plenty of hatching grannom and olives bringing the fish to the surface. Shame the weather is about to change for the weekend, hopefully warmer weather isn’t too far away.

Work Continues

This year the river has dropped enough to enable work on the willow’s below Poundbury Fort. With John’s new winch, life is certainly a lot easier pulling huge limbs out of the river, before they are cut up.