Despite the rain and the quite coloured water I went fishing this morning to the Wrackle and the upper stretch of the main river.
Hardly any fish were rising but I persevered in the clearer water of the Wrackle casting a size 16 Greenwell into likely spots. This was rewarded with a nice looking 11 inch trout. Although no mayfly were hatching and only the yellow variety could be seen very infrequently in the air.
I thought that the fish in the main river might see a large fly better in the murky conditions. I changed to a Grey Wulff and caught my first fish on a mayfly this year. At first I thought it was a stock fish but it proved to be a lovely home grown trout of about a pound.
Before I finished at 13:00 I caught another three trout on the Grey Wulff. They were all fairly modest in size between 8 and 11 inches. I saw no a sign of any of the stock fish.
Jim Chalmers (Hon.Treas)
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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