2021 UPDATE


MAYFLY & 2021 DATES
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NETHER WALLOP MILL
Courses, tuition and family days


NEW FOR 2021
Phillippa Hake on the River Calder. Breach Farm on the River Itchen. Guide School. Timsbury 5 on the River Test.

COVID-19 UPDATE
As you would expect, we have put in place safety measures at all our locations and for all types of fishing day.
If you have any questions or particular concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Click here for our 2021 Covid-19 policy.

Sea Trout & Salmon Fishing

A chalkstream salmon on the fly has always been high on the totem of fishing bragging rights and there are few better places to achieve this than on the Dorset Frome.

The lower sections of the Frome have historically been highly regarded for salmon and sea trout fishing both in terms of size and quantity; at one time the river held the record for rod-caught sea trout in the British Isles. It is also a river where both species rise to the Mayfly in late May and early June.

The opportunity for a record English fish in modern times is perhaps not as fanciful as you might suppose; in 2013 a fish of 135cm, estimated at 50lbs in weight, was photographed passing through the fish counter at East Stoke. It was subsequently hooked and lost, possibly twice

River Frome – Holmewood

 

Holmewood is not far from the tidal mark, where the Frome enters the sea at Wareham.

The beat, which is just over a mile in length, has 27 named pools with numerous easily fished lies for both salmon and sea trout. It is not a big river, mostly 10-15 yards in width, which is generally fished with a rod in the 12-14-foot range.

Early season a large fly fished well sunk is preferred whilst as summer approaches a floating line with a smaller fly works best, a single-handed rod perfectly adequate for those who prefer to fish that way. This is an all fly beat.

In the past 20 years the combined annual catch of salmon and sea trout divided by month reads: March 1%. April 2%. May 5%. June 14%. July 17%. August 27%. September 18%. October 16%.


Sea trout have a long season on the Frome from April 15 to October 31. The salmon seasons starts a month earlier on March 15 but closes on August 31. All fish must be released. The best time to fish is from late afternoon until dark. The fishery is divided into two beats for one to three Rods in total.

Rods are available in two formats: sea trout and salmon day rods or a day/night pass which includes trout fishing at Ilsington (11 miles) with the option to stay in the Eco Lodge. Click here for more details of the Eco Lodge.

Difficulty Tranquilty Bank fishing Check
 

 

No. RODS
1-3

 

 

dogs allowed

Cabin rating
No Cabin

Rail Station4m

Acommodation4m

Pub4m

 

  Ratings explained

Holmewood Sea trout & salmon

March 15 - October 31

£125 per Rod


 



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