Dorchester Fishing Club / Fishing for Schools raffle

This year the famous Dorchester Fishing Club is celebrating its 140th Birthday…  At the coming AGM and dinner on the 9th December we will be holding a grand raffle to raise money for the fabulous charity “Fishing for Schools

Raffle tickets will be on sale before and are available to all persons keen to support, you can e mail me john@riverworks.co.uk  or ring me on 07889 680464

Tickets priced at £5.00 will be on sale at this Fridays Chalkstream Club, West Stafford Village Hall 7.30 pm .

Hows this for an amazing list of great raffle prizes…  Buy those tickets now folks….

DFC Dinner Grand Raffle Prizes

All funds raised are for the charityFishing for Schools

  • Sculpture by the lakesFishing lodge for four and fishing for two.
  • SportarmSmart Fly Fishing Place Mats and Fly Fishing For Pike book.
  • Charles R-WA day for one on the Frome at Frampton during Mayfly.
  • Russell BrownFramed Mayfly print..
  • Portland ShellfishLobster voucher.
  • The Wild Trout TrustCap and a free years membership.
  • Neil KeepA day for two on the river Otter at the Deer Park Hotel.
  • David BurtonTwo rather lovely Trout prints.
  • Orvis SherborneGift Voucher..
  • Casterbridge Fisheries LtdA day for two on the famous “Home Beat”
  • Wise Man West StaffordVoucher.
  • David MillerStunning Brown Trout Print.
  • Funky Fly TyingVoucher.
  • Ian MayHampshire Fly Fishing GuideCasting Lesson.
  • Devon School of Fly FishingA guided Salmon day for one rod, on a private beat on the river Taw.
  • Colin AndersonChampagne. 
  • Derwen Organic FarmVoucher.
  • Smokin Drag FilmsDVD and new film viewing
  • Ian StirlingDamson Gin.
  • John GrindleA bottle of Dorset’s finest wine
  • Simon WardTwo dozen hand tied Frome flies, with notes…
  • Kris KentFishpond fly waistcoat.
  • Lee MoretonA guided day foraging Fungi..
  • Tom PutnamA first day cover set of British River Fishes stamps -1983, along with a box of rather interesting items and notes..
  • Doug PritchardA box of Czech nymphs tied by real Czechs.

A truly massive thank you to all those who have been so generous with their donated prizes…

October 26, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

Big Fish Sightings & Work Party Dates

Firstly as autumn approaches our beloved Frome Valley I have seen a rather encouraging number of three pound plus brown trout on the fin over the last few days while working on both the upper and lower water… These fish are not for the faint hearted and may well require some serious stalking and a huge amount of fly changes before taking….. Good luck!!

Secondly the lovely dedicated guys from the river lab at East Stoke are out tagging the salmon parr on various parts of the Frome over the next week or so, please feel free to stop and have a natter to them about their great work… www.gwct.org.uk/fishing/research/salmon/

DFC winter dates as follows –

Friday 13th October – Tree and flow deflector work, 9am Gasgoyne bridge.
Saturday 14th October – Tree and flow deflector work, 9am Poundbury.
Saturday 11th November – Tree work, 9am Poundbury.
Saturday 2nd December – Tree work, 9am Whitfield Hatches.
Saturday 13th January 2018 – Grayling social and BBQ, 9am Lubbecke Way.

September 8, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

The Club is 140 Years Old

This year we will be celebrating our 140th birthday, the same age as The All England Club Wimbledon Tennis Championship!

This year’s AGM will be followed by an informal dinner topped off with an after dinner speaker, the one and only Mr Charles Jardine, the makings of a most memorable evening I am sure.

We will be organising a raffle for the evening and hope to attract some great prizes, the funds raised will be donated to – Countryside Alliance Organisation Fishing for Schools a fantastic charity that Charles began with the Countryside Alliance Foundation back in 2008.

Your donation of any prizes for this raffle will be very much appreciated, please contact John Aplin 07889 680464 or john@riverworks.co.uk to arrange drop off or collection. I will list the prizes as they come in.

Raffle tickets will be on sale prior to the AGM, also on the big day so please give them a push to family and friends.

The AGM / Dinner will be held on Saturday the 9th of December 2017 (date to be entered in your diaries immediately) at the Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester – full AGM details and menu will follow shortly.

August 13, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

ORVIS – Discount

Orvis – As a Club Member you can have a 10% discount on any fishing related product – just say you are a Member of the Dorchester Fishing Club, in any Orvis retail shops.

March 27, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

Flyfishing & Flytying – April

We are in this months edition of Flyfishing & Flytying, a wonderful article on the history of our Club, written by Dominic Garnett.

Dorchester Fishing Club

We spent a very chilly but enjoyable day in January with Dominic. We talked about the history of the Club and how we collaborate with other organisations to improve our fishery, for both flora & fauna. Click to read more on the Club’s History

It is also the Club’s 140th anniversary this year and I do hear rumour of a few plans to celebrate it – more to follow……..

Dorchester Fishing Club

March 9, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

Joseph Tallents – ‘Joe’ – 1938 – 2016

Sadly today we said goodbye to Joe, who died on the 15th September. He was a Member of the Club since 1988 and in 2010 he was made an Honorary Member for his long service with the Club

logoblueFor those who didn’t know Joe, he was the guy that travelled around the river on a moped with his rod strapped to the back! In 2003 he also designed our brilliant logo of a brown trout leaping through a crown of water (reference to the Dutchy Water).

Away from fishing he was an engineer, photographer, artist, gardener, Husband, Dad & Grandfather. I for one will miss Joe’s dry sense of humour and his wish for ever bigger fish!!

Joseph Tallents - 'Joe' - 1938 - 2016

September 30, 2016 by Filed under: Admin 

Cuckoo Pound – Upper Water

We are pleased to say that the Club has received some funding for a project on the “Upper Water” from Gasgoyne bridge downstream to the Cuckoo pound fence, this project is to include some crown raising and tree clearing to reduce some of the shading, installation of several “LWD” flow deflectors and some hinging of trees into the channel as cover and fry refuge, and the renewal of the fence.

This great project is subject to lots of match funding in terms of volunteer time from club members, I also hope to have some volunteers from the DWT and Kingston Mauward College.

This is a partnership project between the Environment Agency, Wessex Water, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Dorchester Fishing Club and Casterbridge Fisheries.

Anyone who fancies getting hands on for a day or two can meet us at Gasgoyne Bridge, Monday the 10th October at 9.00am, please bring waders, gloves and some good weather..

Regards

John Aplin
River keeper

Cuckoo Pound - Upper Water

September 27, 2016 by Filed under: Admin 

Lower Water

Wessex Water will be repairing a manhole cover between 4th July & 30th July, it is situated in what was the cricket bat willow field. We are not sure what disruption this will cause, hopefully none, but it may colour the water for a time..

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June 23, 2016 by Filed under: Admin 

Lost

Either on the upper Wrackle or around the second bend up from the Willow pool on the main river, a pair of prescription sunglasses. REWARD IF FOUND.
Please ring Colin Anderson on 07771361483 or email colinanderson4@icloud.com

June 6, 2016 by Filed under: Admin 

Day Tickets 2016

The club has available 45 day tickets each season for non-members to enjoy the Club’s waters – £50 per day or 3 days for £100. The day tickets are only available during the trout season (1st April to 14th October) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays. (Between 16th May & 15th June the waters are reserved exclusively for members and their guests)

For availability click here……………..>

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December 16, 2015 by Filed under: Admin 

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