Bhompston Fly Fishers

We are rather excited to be now running the “Bhompston Fly Fishers”, a rather lovely syndicate on the Frome a short cast down stream of Lower Bockhampton bridge, set deep in Thomas Hardy country…

Seriously excited as this is a massive blank canvas as far as chalk stream restoration goes, never really had any work carried out since the land drainage dept got hold of it in the late 60s and the fishing as long as I can remember, restricted from April to September….

This is a long term project, we aim to improve the wild trout habitat, the Grayling habitat in places is rather special and for the first time EVER, fishing will be extended throughout the winter months, I am not going to lie, the fishing can be tough, the valley is beautiful, good for the soul and there is a chance of a fish of a lifetime, if you have time….

For this year at least I am keeping it within the tradition of the old syndicate, some light stocking, you can keep one for supper…

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 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
1 fish a day

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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