Arrived at the river around noon to find an amazing hatch of grannom!!
But the early excitement was soon to go as I realised that there were no fish rising to this free feast… I walked up the river carefully looking for rising fish, but there wasn’t one, not even a parr. I must have walked about 1/2 mile before I found a fish that was rising, thankfully it rose to my fly and I was soon releasing a lovely wild Frome brown…
John & Ben A. came along and we sat chatting for an hour sat on Mallam’s seat.. Hang on I was meant to be fishing, so I started just below the hatches and the trout were now rising – I caught and released 3 nice trout in the space of 10 minutes…
Spring is trying it’s best to break through the chill ! Walked the whole of the Piddle beat yesterday, not a rise to be seen anywhere but saw quite a few nice fish…..
Not much doing at Bockhampton until about mid afternoon today, when there was a good grannom hatch as the sun came out. It didn’t last long but long enough to pick up a fish or two, including this nice one. Haven’t seen anyone on my travels yet !
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.
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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