Parked up along the causeway to fish under Poundbury. Walked down to Giffords Pool and in just below the trees. The water was so, so clear and you could see fish on the fin so easily. Unfortunately they could also see me! Fished on up trying a spider pattern, then a small nymph and a dry, but as soon as the line came into view the fish were off.
Up round the corner and I think these willows will need a trim over the winter months.
The straight was so still I got out to walk up to the Withy Bed; found a shoal of grayling with several 2lb+ fish.
A trickle of pale wateries coming off now and fish moving; on went a small GRHE and a fish rose to my first cast with it, but missed it. Up around the bend to the deeps and there are some BIG grayling up there. Fish rising under the trees and I had two on but both wriggled off, tried to edge my round a deep run and over my waders the water went 🙁 That was it, time for home – first blank for ages —- I was SKUNKED!
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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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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