Only a few days to go before we enter another Trout season.
Our Frome valley is brimming with clear ground water and the Ranunculus is a brilliant green over clean gravel.
I have an inkling we could be in for a rather special season.
The Cerne and the Piddle look particularly inviting for an early season trip, but the Grannom could be a little later this year, I did see one a week or so ago and there has been the odd Large Dark Olive hatching.
Please don’t forget to get your new Rod Licence for this season. Click Here to purchase your rod licence
Our egg box hatchery was again a success due to the sheer volume of spring water flowing through the box and we had some great work parties over the
winter, a huge thank you to all the keen helpers!
I wish you all the best for this coming season, and could well see a few brave soul’s out on the 1st.
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.
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