Bhompston Fly Fishers

The “Bhompston Fly Fishers”, set deep in Thomas Hardy country, is a rather special syndicate on the Frome. It is downstream of Lower Bockhampton Lane and is a massive blank canvas as far as chalkstream restoration goes. There has hardly been any work carried out on it since the land drainage department got hold of it in the late 60s. The fishing also includes winter grayling fishing, chance to catch one of those extra special Frome ladies.

Bhompston Fly Fishers also has access to the old “Gardeners Beat” (this beat has only ever been lightly fished). This provides an additional ¾ of a mile and is directly upstream of “Bhompston Hatches”, all the way up to Lower Bockhampton Bridge and the Bridge where the Dorchester Fishing Club water begins.

This is a long term project, we aim to improve the wild trout and grayling habitat. I am not going to lie, the fishing can be tough, the valley is quiet and beautiful, good for the soul and there is a chance of a fish of a lifetime, if you have time….

Big Sky

Big Sky

Two rods per named day – £480 including VAT per rod

You are also able to bring the odd guest and I do keep two house rods for the rare occasion one of our annexe guests takes a stroll with a rod.

If you fancy a rod for this season please give me a call – 01305 257490 / 07889 680464 or email  

Brown Trout fishing 1st April to 15th October
Grayling fishing 16th June to 14th March
Bhompston Fly Fishers & Gardeners Beat Interactive Fishery map click here

River Beat Rules

Method of fly fishing
Upstream dry fly and nymph only. Please use barbless or de-barbed hooks at all times.

Size and catch limits

Environment Agency
Please ensure that you have a valid Environment Agency rod licence, and that your landing net is knotless.

A great little film made by Simon Ward about his season at Bhompston.

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