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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, …

Beware ** UPDATED **

** UPDATE ** There has been a further car broken into, this time a dog walker’s car parked down by Lower Bockhampton bridge, so please take heed if you intend to park there. It is extremely rare that we have any bad news but yesterday afternoon some lowlife broke into one of our members cars …

Lost Net

A small Orvis Dark Wood scoop net has been lost on the first half of the Affpuddle Beat, please contact me if you have found it john@grhe.co.uk

Charity Dinner

The Club AGM was held in Sunninghill Prep School last night, this was followed by a charity dinner to raise funds for Fishing For Schools and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. There was lots of fishy talk over dinner and it was good to see plenty of non-fishy people supporting these two worthy charities. …

Fishy Art

Just wondering if the members would be interested in knowing that in among the landscape paintings I will have a couple of fishy linocut prints available to buy during Dorset Art Weeks which runs from 26th May – 10th June. They are original, signed, monochrome linocut prints, in an edition of 100, and cost £80 …

Lost Forceps

A Member has lost a pair of Orvis patterned forceps lost at Southover or Affpuddle beats (hardly used!). If found please contact Rob on 07771801194

Presentation Night

Dorchester Fishing Club celebrated it’s 140th anniversary in 2017 and a dinner was organised by committee member Rob Ayles. To coincide with this, a raffle was held and the proceeds from this went to Fishing 4 Schools. The prizes were procured by River Keeper John Aplin using various means and huge thanks are due to …

140th AGM & Anniversary Dinner

The 140th AGM was held on Saturday 9th December in the Wessex Hotel, Dorchester. After sixteen years of looking after the Club’s funds, Jim Chalmers retired as the Honorary Treasurer. The Chairman thanked him for his sterling work over the past years. Jim was also elected as an Honorary Member in recognition for his service …

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, …

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 …