After several weeks of glorious warm weather to 17c, this week the north wind did blow and the temperature plummeted to below 10c. Thankfully no rain or snow flurries today, just a very cold northerly wind. This didn’t stop a few hardy characters heading to the river to celebrate the start of the season. There …
Two new Members were shown around the Club’s water by Chairman Bryan Sennett, Rob Ayles and Keeper John Aplin. John and his team have also completed work under Poundbury ready for the new season – don’t forget to renew your rod fishing Licence… https://get-fishing-licence.service.gov.uk/buy
River levels have dropped allowing John Aplin and his team (Kev, Fred, plus Rob & dog) to get on tidying the willows just upstream from the Withy Bed. Otter Leftovers! Whilst walking up the Lower Water we came across the remains of this rather good sized sea trout. My watch is a guide to the …
It was decided at the recent Managing Committee meeting to close the waiting list at the end of 2021. We now have 107 people waiting to join the Club and we felt that those joining the end of this list, will have to wait approximately 12+ years before being offered a place. We will of …
What a wonderful evening at The Last Cast Supper, a jolly shoal of anglers gathered together to enjoy great food and fishy talk to celebrate the past season. Many thanks to Rob Ayles for organising the event and to all the other helpers on the night. Must also thank the Wise Man crew for their …
The early fog gave way to some pleasant autumn sunshine this morning for my last trout session of the season on the Club water. For a bit of fun I fetched my oldest rod out of retirement and fitted on an even more elderly vintage reel. Not a valuable reel, actually one I bought for …
Chairman Bryan Sennett is still after some old metal ladders, these will allow access to and from a few steep sections. With this in mind, if anyone has an old metal ladder that could be used, please contact Bryan email : Bryan Sennett
The Club is a private one, founded in 1877, of approximately sixty-four members and six Town Rod subscribers. The Club’s waters consist of about 12 miles of wild brown trout & grayling fishing in the main River Frome, River Cerne and River Piddle, together with attendant carriers and side streams. The waters extend both above and below the town of Dorchester and the Club employs a part-time keeper.
Day Tickets are only available during the trout season and only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays. (season 1st April – 14th October)
The Police have made it quite clear that poaching is a crime in progress covered by the 1968 Theft Act. Members should always call 999 to report it and not phone the keeper. Without a report the police will not be aware of the extent of a problem.
If possible note or photo vehicles.
Stress if you are vulnerable/elderly or at risk of intimidation..
In order to give the call handler an accurate location they recommend putting the “what3words” app on your smartphone. Click here…
Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK: www.cormorantwatch.com The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.
Biosecurity for Anglers
Invasive plants and animals can carry diseases that kill fish, block waterways and banks, interfering with fishing. They can be small and hard to spot, so are easily spread on damp clothing and equipment.
Protect the environment and fishing you enjoy, by keeping your kit free of invasive plants and animals.
To find out more please visit the NNSS Website