I was due to walk a stretch of the coastal path today but the unexpected rain put a halt to that. There was no wind and this was the sort of rain I enjoy fishing in, so I put on my waterproofs and headed to the river.
I fished the Middle Water and as I tackled up I spotted a few hatching mayfly and a few pale wateries in the air, but no rising fish.
The rain increased and fishing the dry wasn’t really an option, so I tied on a partridge & orange to fish the fly in the surface film, I also greased a small section of my leader so I could see any takes.
It wasn’t long before my leader was straighten out by a small trout and for the next hour I enjoyed good sport catching trout and grayling.
The rain started to ease and time to switch to a dry fly; I decided that a larger fly may be the better bet, so I tied on a large GRHE and I caught two nice fish of around 12 inches under the trees, the rain started again so it was time to head home for the England match!
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..
In order to give the call handler an accurate location they recommend putting the “what3words” app on your smartphone. Click here…
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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