You are invited to attend the Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association Annual General meeting. This will be held on Monday 8th April 2012 at 18:00.
The venue will be the River Laboratory
Freshwater Biological Association
Dorset, BH20 6BB
Our guest speaker will be Yorkshire maestro Stuart Crofts, Stuart is a legend as both a flyfisherman and entomologist, this is a must attend evening for any flyfisher person! More on Stuart……
The cost of the evening will be £10.00 per person to include a buffet supper and a glass of wine, further wine may be purchased for a small donation.
If you wish to attend please reply ASAP to
t: 01305 851776
Cheques should be made payable to The Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association.
Great news, we now have a date for our official “Riverfly” training day, the 3rd July 2010, 9.00am for a prompt 9.30am start, the venue for the indoor training is the DWT HQ, Forston, Dorchester DT2 7AA and the river part of the day will be on the Frome a couple of miles away.
Full agenda to follow.
Important there are only 12 places on this course please let John Aplin know ASAP John@riverworks.co.uk
There is no charge as the course is kindly being funded by the Dorset Wildlife Trust, The Environment Agency and The Frome Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association.
Agenda etc. will be published on the Frome Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries website
Excellent night at the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association’s AGM on Friday, with some tremendous news that the Association has now joined forces with the Westcountry’s Rivers Trust. This objective is enhanced and amplified by the aims of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, with whom we have been working closely for a number of years on joint projects such as the Louds Mill fish pass at Dorchester. The F & P will not be losing its name or identity by working under the umbrella of the WRT. For more details please visit www.riverfrome.com and if you are not a member, please join NOW
The weather has warmed up and this has brought the grannom on, although the river is still high it is fishable 🙂
It was the 50th anniversary AGM of the FPWDFA and over the years the Dorchester Fishing Club has worked very closely with them. The Association focuses on the preservation, promotion & development of fishing activities within our area. The Association is recognised by many fishermen, riparian owners, by Natural England and the Environment Agency.
Points from the Chairman’s report (Richard Slocock)
The Association has raised a considerable large sum of money, part of which will go towards the fish pass at Loud’s Mill. This will be a Larinier Fish Pass construction and it will be the first in the country to be installed onto a gauging weir. Once installed fish of all species will be able to reach the upper reaches of the Frome. The work is scheduled for the summer months of this year, so please be aware there may be disturbance on the Lower Water during this time.
The salmon smolt run has been very healthy this year and is thought to be the product of the gravel cleaning that is done each autumn.
The bulk of CEH (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)will be relocating from their Winfrith Technology site away from the county, but the salmon monitoring dept. will relocate ‘back’ to the laboratory at East Stoke.
The study into how silt effects and enters the River Frome has been funded for a further five years.
Chris Rothwell gave an overview of the current activities of the Salmon & Trout Association.
The AGM finished with a potted history of the Association from Sir Steven Hammick and then John Colton gave an illustrated talk on his watery business Kingcombe Aquacare (our electro fishing contractor, Lower Water Improvement contractor and jolly fine chap).
If you are not yet a member of the FPWDFA, please consider subscribing to this most useful local focused lobby group which.
By harnessing the resources of local fisherman can speak with a far clearer single voice.
Contact the Secretary
East Burton Road
Tel: 01929 462270