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Little Syndicate Rods for 2018

Hi Folks I am looking for a handful of nice fly anglers to fill up our “Little Syndicate” for this year.

The Little Syndicate 2018 – NOW FULL FOR 2018

The Little Syndicate will be limited to twenty anglers this 2018 season, each paying an annual subscription of £200.00, due in January, which allows unlimited fishing on all of the Little Syndicate’s rather lovely waters.

Four lovely beats on three very different little rivers, a year’s fishing including fabulous Mayfly hatches and winter Grayling fishing.

Brown Trout fishing 1st April to 15th October
Grayling fishing 16th June to 14th March

 

River Frome – Lower Wraxall Brook 

*New beat from 2017  (ST 57705 00859)  Wild Brown Trout 

The Little syndicate has exclusive use of a mile of the Wraxall Brook, which is a small tributary of the River Frome in the depths of this beautiful county. This is true Lilliput fishing for stunning wild brown trout amongst its tiny riffles, fallen trees, pocket water and larger pools which makes it ideal for ultra-light tackle, even Tenkara.

River Frome – Watery Beats  (SY 76750 91285) Wild Brown Trout and Grayling

This is a carrier, locally known as the “North Stream” only a couple of miles downstream of our Dairy House in West Stafford near Tincleton.

We have the true left bank upstream of the bridge for two fields and the true left bank downstream of the lane for one field, a total of just under half a mile of wild fishing.

You will need to wade these beats and it is ideal for a few hours fishing in search of a large Grayling or a wild Brown Trout. (I do let a very occasional house ticket)

River Piddle – Ilsington Park 

*New beat from 2017  (SY 75795 94570) Wild Brown Trout 

On the upper Piddle, another one of Dorset’s stunning chalk streams, at Puddletown, behind old metal gates and a walled garden, flowing through stunning parkland, about 850 m of fishing on the true right bank.

The Dairy House Carrier  (SY 73366 90195)  Wild Brown Trout and Grayling

This is another classic piece of wild Chalk Stream fishing, a field away from our famous “Home Beat” another half a mile of fishing, Grayling and Trout..  We do have the occasional house guest on this beat.

This will also allow you one day on our “Home Beat” to suit… Wild Brown Trout and Grayling 

This is a rather special syndicate with lovely people passionate about their wild fishing…  We also have at least one work party on our beats, a great way to meet other members and to learn a little bit about “River Keeping”.

During the 2017 season several Grayling over the magical 3lb were caught along with a rather special Brown Trout of over 4lbs.

A little more to read – http://www.chalkstreamflyfishing.co.uk/chalkstream-fly-fishing/little-syndicate/

If you would like to join the “Little Syndicate” for 2018 please contact John Aplin (John@riverworks.co.uk)  Telephone – 01305 257490

Autumn

Possibly one of the finest times of the year… Strutting the water meadows at first light…

Home Beat…. Brown Trout…

It is true…..  No blog posts for ages, sorry but we have been so stupidly busy, which is great….  With mobile phone technology as it is with social media we have been using Twitter and Facebook as it is so quick…

Mrs A made me take the afternoon off and we had just the most brilliant afternoon in the Wise Man, amazing food and a splash of wine and then a wonder along our “Home Beat” as slowly as possible….

I cannot tell you how chuffed I am… Spotted this bad boy sipping down BWO’s between the weed at “split path pool” you know its a good fish when its nose comes up to eat the fly followed by its dorsal, then the tail….   Second cast after what seemed forever sneaking up on it…  On a tiny little spinner pattern….  www.chalkstreamflyfishing.co.uk 

 

Fly Fishing Holidays

Due to a cancelation early this morning our “Annexe and Home beat” have become available from Sunday the 25th June through to Sunday the 2nd July 2017, please get in touch if you fancy a lovely week here in the Frome valley..   This week is now sold  http://www.chalkstreamflyfishing.co.uk  email – john@riverworks.co.uk or give me a ring on 01305 257490

Three pound Grayling

The big Grayling on the Frome this winter have been tough…..  But those who have put in a little time have been rewarded with some truly great fish, we have had a number of Grayling to well over that magical three pound mark from this part of the world… Including this great fish for our friend Rich Hart , carefully guided by Alex Jardine….