Author: John

Of Fly and Fish

There was serious warmth in that spring sun today, as long as you were out of that persistent NW wind, and with that warmth came a fair hatch of Grannom and a hand full of rising fish, at last the Frome is picking up and our rods will be happy…. I had to head into …

Frome and Piddle fisheries catchment summary 2009/10

We had an exceptional Frome Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association AGM on Friday of last week, and one of our outstanding long term founder members said to me “That AGM was one of the finest ever meetings, and I have been a member for over forty years” He was talking of course about the great …

Fishing in Poland

A while ago I did a post about a cracking Polish Fly Fishing Guide who fished the DFC water on a day ticket, and caught some lovely fish. Well as promised Thomasz has set up a small company taking people fishing in Poland and it looks like a lot of fun, check out his website. …

A hint of spring

It is amazing how two river catchments in the same area can be so different. Yesterday we spent the morning working on the Frome, a biting wind, high water, no fly life and no fish rising….(but it won’t be long) Then we spent the afternoon in the Piddle valley, a proper spring day, loads of Grannom …

Museum of life

Hi John I have just been informed that on Thursday 15th. April, on BBC 2, a programme called “Museum of life” contains a report from River fly partnership about the Anglers monitoring initiative. May be worth mentioning on our local web site, as there could be some of our members who would like to watch it. Regards Rod

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