Monday 24th August, a little bit of extra flow and colour so I fished the field above Lodge Farm up to the Sewage Farm in the evening. Plenty of fish showing and feeding off (I think) aphids being blown from the trees – but I couldn’t catch them whatever I tried. I ended up with 7 fish once I changed to a flashback PTN, best around 10″ and 3 of those were in the run near the sewage farm outlet. A beautiful evening.

Chris Leggett

Tough going today: hardly any water in the river and the thermometer not too far off 30C. I fished from about 50m below the sewage works up to the broken bridge – around 3h. Fish were rising but they were picky. Managed four little ones on an olive emerger, having worked my way through a number of flies without success. Hard work!

Simon Hadlington

Fished the bottom of the beat for a few hours from about 11.30 am today, starting 60m or so downstream of the girder bridge. The water is very low – 0.19m on the gauge – and few fish rising. I was fishing a couple of weighted nymphs. Hooked a couple of 7″ grayling early on – one came off, the other stuck. Was hoping for some action in the weir pool but zilch. Did hook what looked like a very nice fish, just on the dam wall (took the point nymph as it landed), but it came off after a couple of seconds. Frustrating session!

Simon Hadlington

13th July, this 14″ fish took a CdC olive below the dam.

Colin Abbot

Fished the river last week, first proper day on it this year. Started below the weir with a hares ear nymph. Had four fish from this section including one from the weir pool itself.  Water fairly low, lost one really good fish which I saw take the nymph below the weir pool, I was a bit hasty trying to set the hook. Had about an hour below the weir,  after that I moved up and fished from the cattle field to just below the top limit. Most activity around 3pm, had 14 fish from this section altogether, a couple on the adams, most on the hares ear nymph. The river fished quite well despite the lowish water, average size about 6 inches, biggest about 10 inches.

Matt Shipley

A nice 12″ fish, one of eight caught on 22nd June at Crow Wood and above on a John Storey.

Colin Abbot

Fished 15 May on top field with black griffiths gnat and black klink, four fish to half a pound; and on 8 June above farm on black klink, one fish half-pound-plus.

Dave Rowe

I fished Saturday, walked some of the bottom stretch as I hadn’t fished it before. Had a couple of fish but mainly just wandered as saw very few risers. Went up to the top started at the farm fished for about three hours. Had well over 20 on a size 18 iobo , had another six rise to a mayfly but not one stuck.

Andy Tucker

Two hours yesterday evening at the top end of our water, parking at the sewage farm and fishing the ‘big bend’ round the field towards the old railway bridge. The river was in fine condition after the recent rain with plenty of fly life coming off – including some Danica Mayfly. Managed to catch five – and scare off many more! All fish caught on a size 12 mayfly imitation on a 10′ leader down to a 6x tippet. 7′ 4wt rod. Beautiful evening rounded off with a car roof covered in tiny white olives!

Chris Leggett