I guess the plan was hatched on the banks of the Frome a while ago, friends Richard (Dusty) and John T (JT) were it the throws of planning a trip and asked if John G (Foodie) and I (Keeper) would like to come along…. I said yes before even thinking about…..
After months of seriously good planning (great work Dusty and JT) Foodie and I headed out to Singapore (March 2016) to break the journey and to sample the amazing food, then we all took the same flight into Christchurch New Zealand.
We were now in Trout Mecca and literally had weeks in front of us to chase Trout, ideal…..
We shared the driving, 3500km, cooking, and fished as great friends in simply the most amazing places.
We covered a huge part of the South Island, fishing many different rivers, and catching fish along the way, trust me you have to work for your fish!
The weather was amazing, crisp autumn mornings and warm days….. A massive box ticked, Brown Trout and Rainbow’s on dry’s, nymphs and streamers from New Zealand’s rather clear rivers 🙂
Thank you all…….
I have to say that some of the finest fly fishing to be found on the Dorset Frome is on the famous Dorchester Fishing Club water. Seven miles of stunning Chalk Stream fly fishing for only £50.00 per day (day tickets available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and bank holidays), but you will need to book rather quickly as there only 45 day tickets available… The club does retain the fishing for members only between the 15th May and the 15th June, so please e mail me asap to book your day firstname.lastname@example.org
A fantastic day out guiding on some of Dorset’s smaller chalk Streams with my good friend Mark….. I dropped him in at the deep end on a tiny very overgrown stream…. Resulting in this stunning very wild two pound plus fish…. This rising fish was caught in a tiny gap in the weed on one of Harry’s CDC patterns…..
After lunch we headed to the lower Frome on Marks Salmon beat, he went on to take another cracking fish on the dry, and a huge Brown whilst spinning for Salmon… I found a monster Brown sipping away and after changing fly about twenty times admitted defeat and we headed home, a great day’s fishing in great company…. Making Chalk Stream Dreams come true…. http://www.chalkstreamflyfishing.co.uk/