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A cold dank day, perfect for a spot of trotting for the lady of the stream.

John and George fished somewhere nice for the day, and I popped down for an hour to distract them from their fish catching antics, and I somehow managed to lassoo one around the tail on Georges rod!

The river fined down as the day went on..

Best Friend

This is for Maria, my wife’s best friend since life began……

She is nothing short of beautiful, fragrant, life flowing like the veins of the west country river Frome, battling like hell with the fight against the dreaded CANCER, try as she has, its got the upper hand she is only 40 and its not f…..g fair……..

Please all pray to the Tarpon gods to give her a little LONGER.
Praying on the wishing stone………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Floods and ponds

The frome flooded this week and with these floods will come the first major Salmon and Sea Trout runs, and the best of luck to them all…

Managed a little clearing of hatches and a few damp walks this week, and a little pond tidy for some clients in Somerset….

Its all go, hatchery boxes to install next week, meetings, and a little fishing if there is time.
Drain down, de silt, and a jolly good tidy up

Illustrated talk

Wednesday 14th November 6.15pm.

The Association of Ponds, Lakes and Fisheries are hosting an evening at the Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, Dorchester, a small charge of £7.00 on the door.

Mr David Thomas of Lilycroft Nursery and Aquatics will present an illustrated talk on the construction of ponds and lakes.

Not to be missed, unless you would rather stay at home for yet another dark winters night…..

See you all there.
Ponds are such fun


I fished the high tide tonight at Ringstead with family, Matthew hooked a good one that came off, that was the only bite on a perfect night….