I fished from Bockhampton to Loud’s Mill starting at 08:30 and finishing at 12:00. As nothing was moving when I arrived I decided to fish with a nymph. As a pheasant tail GH had no success I switched to an olive GH and this produced a 3/4 lb trout from above one of the riffle pools.
Eventually I did find one rising fish and as it showed no interest in the nymph I changed to a size 16 greenwell. This was an instant success bringing a trout of 1 lb. I saw two other rising fish and I landed them both, one was 1/2 lb the other 1 lb. All the fish were safely returned.
It was quite and odd day. The only fish that I saw rising were the ones that I caught. There was a very light grannom hatch between 10:30 and 12:00 and the best time was between 11:00 and 12:00.
You will be relieved to know that I saw no Mayflies.
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.
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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