Author: John Grindle

AGM and Fishing for Schools

After the success of last year’s event, plans have been prepared to hold another Charity Dinner following the AGM on Tuesday 17th December 2019. We are again very fortunate to have been offered the tremendous facilities of Sunninghill Prep School (SPS) in Dorchester to host both the venue for the AGM and then a Dinner …

Work Party Cancelled

As a result of the past few weeks rain the ground water is at such a level that it is both un safe and not possible to work in the main river, we have achieved a great deal on the various carriers and Piddle beats and I massively thank all who have helped and worked …

Autumn Tidy Up

Well another season that rather flew by… Now that the mowing and strimming season is over and done with it is nice to get on with some autumnal projects, surprised by the amount of heavy rain over the last few weeks we have had to juggle our days around rising rivers, luckily with the help …

Working Parties – October 2019

Middle Water

Dear Members – Another whole week of work parties. We have decided to have another full, hands on week cutting back the willow that has gone rather mad over the last few years, encroaching on some of our great fishing and hopefully by letting in some more light we can encourage the Ranunculus to return. …

Last Cast Supper

Hot off the press – Latest news on the Last Cast Supper. Open to all with a passion for our chalk streams. 12th of October at West Stafford Village Hall 7.00pm arrival. Supper served from 7.30pm. Great end of season menu catered by the Wise Man Inn Steak, Portobello mushroom and red wine pie with …

Electric Fishing

Notification of Electric Fishing and tagging of salmon and trout parr is scheduled to take place on various stretches of Dorchester Fishing Club controlled River Frome between Bockhampton and Gascoigne Bridge on the 5th and 15th of September. We would like to thank you all for, once again, supporting our research. Further information on this …

Team Effort

A bit of a team effort at Whitfield, trimming back a little overgrown willow, great work Kev, Robin and John

Damsels and Brownies

I wasn’t expecting much from my morning session today. With the river low and clear I thought the trout would be difficult and easily spooked, and they certainly were. Although they were easy to spot all I managed to do in the first hour was send every fish bolting into cover. I found some otter …

Last Cast Supper

I have been mulling over the idea of a Last Cast Supper in October to coincide with the end of the season and well away from the Christmas period. The supper will be open to all club members and attendees of the Chalkstream meetings. When I mentioned this to our esteemed Chairman and John Aplin, …

Summer Fishing

I thought it was worth a trip to Affpuddle today, even if it is rather overgrown and weedy at this time of the year. The fact it was overcast and a little rain had fallen in the night could encourage the fish to feed. And so it turned out, 19 fish and plenty of good …