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Opening Day – 13th March

Fishing resumed today and amongst the chaos that we are currently living through, normality edged it’s way slowly our way. Conditions didn’t look good, bright sun and a cold northerly wind blowing. But the Piddle brown trout are generous and they eagerly took my mayfly imitation, nothing over 10 inches, but the whole experience did …

One Lucky Member

I see the Frome is out of bounds until the preventive measures can be relaxed. In Czech we are lucky that fishing, hunting and beekeeping are all considered sufficiently agricultural to remain permitted activities for the time being (with compulsory mask), so I was able to get out on our opening day, April 16th. I …

Memories and Blue-winged Olives

I thought I would send you this picture in case it brings back pleasant memories of happy times on the river. Blue-winged Olives have recently become a regular feature again on our little village stream… the North Winterborne, which has been classed as a ‘Main River’ – mainly because of the need for flood management …

Positive News

John Aplin our River Keeper is still able to work on the Club’s water. After a winter of flooded fields, he has along list of jobs to do. He will be concentrating on repairs to stiles and bridges, also where possible removing any winter fallen trees. Once we get the green light from the Government …

April 1st 1986

It wouldn’t be the same without an entry on the 1st April, so here is an extract from my fishing diary 1st April 1986. This was my first day fishing the Club water and my first ever attempt at fly fishing – it didn’t go well… Sunny/Windy Left home approximately 9am – arrived at Gascoyne …

Fly Culture Podcasts

With all forms of fishing currently out of bounds and I’m not even preparing for the start of the season on 1st April. To combat this, I suspect a lot of fly fishers are busy fly tying and reading old forgotten fishing books. There is however an excellent series of podcasts, produced by the Fly …

Coronavirus Update

Following the country wide restrictions which have been introduced due to Coronavirus, and the fact that there is now emerging clarity that fishing is not among the approved forms of daily exercise (and the associated essential travel) it is with regret that the Committee of Dorchester Fishing Club have decided that Members must not visit …

Spring

Today spring arrived and a walk along the river was the perfect way to clear ones mind of this surreal time. Kingcups are blooming, willow trees are in bud, the grass is lush, but the river is still high and coloured. Membership is complete, the waiting list has been updated and hopefully you all have …