Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Quick fish walking the Dog

I stopped off via the River on my way home after work to walk the dog and the river looks absolutely perfect, i had a few casts whilst i walked across the meadow with the dog. Didn't see any Salmon but i did have two follows from Sea Trout and caught one of about 1 1/2lb. Roll on Sunday when i can have a good crack at finding some Salmon. With any luck there will be a few moving in after the recent high water!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Rained off!

In keeping with the rest of the UK we have had a substantial amount of rain here in Dorset. I arrived at the river on Sunday morning at 5.45 am to find it high but not too coloured. There was about 2' of visibility so i was quite optimistic. Within a few minutes the river had risen and was colouring fast! by 7.30am i had given up as the visibility was 2" at best.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

2 Sea Trout and a Hat!

I had been watching the river levels over the last few days looking forward to getting on the river for a few hours with my mate Tony. Not surprisingly heavy rain on Thursday brought the river levels up again!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Helpful dog!

I thought id share this clip of Poppy trying to 'Help' me land a fish last week. She normally just watches but this week she had other ideas! Apologies for the quality of the clip!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fathers day success

I was starting to think my luck was running out as fish seemed to be a bit thin on the ground for me  despite some fish being caught by others. As it was fathers day my Daughter thought i should spend the morning fishing - very considerate as she's only 8 weeks old! I arrived at the river at 5.30am and it looked lovely.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The curse of high water

Its been a pretty disappointing couple of weeks after a promising start to the season. with unseasonal high water being the predominant factor over recent times. The fishing usually picks up substantially from the first spring tides in June which was last Monday.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Beneath the surface

Boredom has kicked in as i can't go fishing until tomorrow so i thought id post this interesting you tube video uploaded by 'Gunnihel' i saw last week - its amazing what goes on without you feeling anything. next time you think you have fished an 'empty' pool, think again. Maybe its worth a second run through using a different approach.