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Notable captures

The week before last we headed south across the channel for a family break, we loaded the camping gear into the back of the truck in the heaviest rain of the year and not long after we arrived in France the Frome burst its banks, possibly a good time to get away for a few days.

I spent a little time baiting a couple of spots on a river which held some good Carp and Bream, fished for only a few hours before the urge to cook some more Mussles and open a bottle of wine overtook the need to catch a fish!

A mixed bag of Carp food

A cracking little swim, if only I gave it a little longer….

We arrived back in the UK late on the Sunday then surfaced at 5am ready for work on the Monday, fortunately we are very very busy at the moment, in fact were having to work a few weekends.

Next weekend is the Test Valley Angling Show, we hope to be there on the Saturday for a spot of shopping.

Scott with a cracking Barbel…..

On a serious note some friends have been out catching a few fish, some huge Barbel, Duncan caught and returned a rather fine 37lb Salmon in Russia, and a particularly fine angler caught himself a 4lb 40z 4dr Grayling on the fly!

With a little more work these huge multi sea winter fish could return to the Frome……..

We had better crack on with all this work and make some time for some serious fishing this coming autumn.

We have a river picnic at Bockhampton on Thursday the 20th of August looking at habitat improvement work on the river Frome, please give me a ring if you would like to come along, we are meeting at 6.30pm.

I was just taking a peak at Henry Gilbeys blog and for any of you that are remotely concerned about our fish stocks, please check out this link to “The End of the Line”