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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:55 am

I have been working on the Frome and other fisheries all my life, and for the river to be this low and so empty of weed in April is a great worry for us all!
Like Joe we are stocking over the next few weeks (with his great fish), and have to review where we do it due to water levels.
This is the first forum I have been on so it could take a while!

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Post by joe on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:26 am

Hi John, welcome to the forum mate, no doubt i'll be seeing you in a week or so Smile It's so true we need rain so badly, and with the lack of weed on top of this the rivers are in a pretty sorry state. It seems to be the case on a lot of the rivers i've been stocking. The Test Itchen and Avon aren't much better and if this carries on we're gonna be in trouble. I guess the hard winter the reason why we have no weed??? and looking at the forcast for the next couple of weeks it looks pretty dry.... Crying or Very sad

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Post by fishdorset on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:03 am

Get ready for the hosepipe ban!

As Joe has said, no forecast of rain for a few weeks.
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Post by jfbee on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:09 am

Fri and sat this week.

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Post by fishdorset on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:21 am

Where did you see that?

Or is it just a Royal view?
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Post by joe on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:56 am

It might spit a few times but we need a week of proper rain now...
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Post by Martyn on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:15 am

Hi John, nice to see you on this forum Smile

Despite the snow it's been a dry winter and the aquifers are getting low. The Winterborne has been dry through the village all winter - first time since I moved to Dorset. The Stour seems to be OK at present but I noticed how odd the Frome looked the other day - and I'm not talking about the abandoned WW2 shells littering the river bed Wink

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:53 pm

Hi boss...
Just can't get my head around the missing water.

Looking forward to the rain, and stocking...

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Post by PompeyPete on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:56 pm

if it can wait until the 7th May I'm off on me hols it can p*ss down all it likes for that week Very Happy
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Post by oldage on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:10 pm

If you want it to rain when you're on holiday ...What's the point of going..?
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Post by PompeyPete on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:13 pm

oldage wrote:If you want it to rain when you're on holiday ...What's the point of going..?

allright smartass it can rain all it wants here then Very Happy if it rains where I am I'll just have to sit in the bar and watch it
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Post by ArronBarclay on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:16 pm

surely the bars you go in tend to have the windows blocked out dont they???
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Post by oldage on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:19 pm

When he said he was "coming out".....I thought he ment he was going fishing....! affraid
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Post by PompeyPete on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:40 pm

ArronBarclay wrote:surely the bars you go in tend to have the windows blocked out dont they???

the bars I frequent don't have windows................................................................................................................anymore
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Post by oldage on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:03 pm

The windows have bars instead. Laughing
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Post by PompeyPete on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:40 pm

and the walls are padded Smile
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Post by oldage on Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:27 am

Let's hope the floor is as well 'cos we all know you've got falling over down to a fine art. Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:49 am

And as if my magic it started raining....Then stopped!
It can rain all it likes now, its still to late to make any difference to our rivers for this season.......
BUT its not all doom and gloom, the Frome if fishing really well!

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Post by joe on Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:20 am

John Aplin wrote:And as if my magic it started raining....Then stopped!
It can rain all it likes now, its still to late to make any difference to our rivers for this season.......
BUT its not all doom and gloom, the Frome if fishing really well!

Yeah despite the levels and the lack of weed from what i've heard thee are plenty fish still coming out, so all is not lost.
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Post by Martyn on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:00 am

The Piddle seems to be OK too despite the lower than normal levels Smile I'm supposed to be fishing the Test in late June so I hope there's enough water to make the rod charge worth it...
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Post by joe on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:37 am

Which stretch of the test are you fishing Martyn?
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Post by Martyn on Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:52 pm

joe wrote:Which stretch of the test are you fishing Martyn?
Kimbridge! Would have to be the most expensive beats to fish on wouldn't it So sad Allowed to catch Salmon but got to put them back, can keep up to 4 Trout though Neutral
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Post by joe on Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:54 pm

Laughing You'll be lucky to catch a Salmon at Kimbridge mate, i worked at Broadlands Estate for 5 years and the most i ever saw caught in a year there was about 18 and thats one up from the sea pool. Some nice fishing though at Kimbridge, No doubt you'll have a good day, let us know how you get on.
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