The lesser known chalkstreams of Dorset offer a wonderful fly fishing experience, with the River Frome being the most notable. The Frome and its tributaries provide a rich habitat for wild brown trout and grayling. The lower river also sees reasonable runs of salmon and sea trout.

River Frome, brown trout fishing, grayling fishing, chalkstream fishing, Aardvark McLeod

To walk along these babbling waters is to pass through the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel, and recent river work has gone a long way to restoring these rivers to an almost self-sustaining wild habitat.

River Frome, grayling fishing, chalkstream fishing, Aardvark McLeod

The fishing can be challenging, but the rewards are great. As a result these waters can produce very large wild trout and grayling. With flourishing water quality the river life is abundant and fly hatches occur consistently through the year.

River Frome Fly Fishing – When to go

The trout season opens in early April in time for the large dark olive hatch and running through until the first week in October. There are good hatches of mayfly, as well as many other insect species throughout the season.

River Frome, brown trout fishing, grayling fishing, chalkstream fishing, Aardvark McLeod

Grayling fishing opens in mid-June but the fishing becomes more focused in October until mid-March. The river, whilst not holding huge numbers it has the ability to produce very large fish. The current UK record is from the River Frome.

River Frome Fly Fishing – Who is it Suitable for

The river offers a fantastic experience in amongst the wilds of Dorset. The fishing is generally best suited for anglers of intermediate to good experience. It is possible to arrange larger group days, single rod days, weekend getaways and winter grayling fishing.

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River Frome Fly Fishing – Guided Days in 2018

Throughout the trout and grayling season in 2018 we will be offering fishing on several fantastic stretches of the River Frome and the delightful North Stream carrier. Season prices below:

1st April to 15th October (excluding 15th May to 15th June):
One rod with Guide: £350 including VAT
Two rods with Guide: £430 including VAT

15th May to 15th June:
One rod with Guide: £380 including VAT
Two rods with Guide: £490 including VAT

16th October to 14th March:
One rod with Guide: £320 including VAT
Two rods with Guide: £370 including VAT

For more information about River Frome fly fishing or to enquire about availability please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.