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Chalk Streams: The Frome: Dorset, England
By Brian Clarke

The Frome flows through a small, intimate valley and has myriad tiny tributaries so bright and clear that they are like threads of tinsel cast aside. For all the miniature scale of its waters, the Frome and side streams are home to some spectacular trout and grayling. Much of the fishing is tricky, and chest waders are needed on some of the overgrown side streams. It is intimate fishing, with short casts often having to be accurately made between dense beds of swaying ranunculus (buttercups). Same tactics as elsewhere. Good base: Dorchester.


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