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A cold April

Rapidly approaching the end of April, the first month of the Trout season almost over, things can only get better….

So far the fly hatches have been a little on the spasmodic side, and whichever way the wind blew it was always cold.

Until next week that is, the forecast is warmer and we should see the fishing pick up, the trouble is that when it gets good its going to be one of the best seasons on the Frome for many years, just make sure you are ready for it…..

Looks like a busy couple of months ahead, lots of visiting fisher folk’s staying in our fisherman’s Annexe, if you haven’t already booked to stay and or fish with us, you might like a little fishing break here in Dorset.

David Miller

David miller – “Fish and Wildlife artist” came over to visit us back in March and managed to get some amazing photographs of huge Frome Grayling, caught by a good friend of his…… His art work is nothing short of fantastic and I know his work is hung in several of my angling friends homes… I bet like me you cannot look at his website without ordering something.


First of the season

With no one booked on our “North Stream” beat, Elliot and I decided a few hours fishing would be in order… A biting south easterly greeted us as we carefully fished our way up the beat. There were one or two Large Dark Olive’s hatching but we were struggling to find any fish!

Just when talk of a hot drink was starting to become the best option Elliot spotted a good fish rise. I missed seeing it, and he pointed it out. We could just make it out. It was on the fin and looking for food.

I covered it a couple of times with a small “Klinkhammer” and it did not move. I changed to one of “Harry’s” Large Dark Olive patterns and missed it second cast…. I covered it a few more times which resulted in a classic dry fly take from this stunning wild fish…Cheers Elliot 🙂