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.
We are in this months edition of Flyfishing & Flytying, a wonderful article on the history of our Club, written by Dominic Garnett.
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……..
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
For 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!!
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..
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..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
There is a new grayling catch return form that you should complete at the end of the grayling season, please also include your guests catches.
Members & Guests Grayling Season Catch Returns: Click Here
A member has found a pair of Costa Sunglasses June/July time around the Whitfield hatch area. If these are yours please email John@grhe.co.uk and I will return them 🙂
The cricket bat willow trees on the Lower Water are all but gone, lets hope they are turned into some Ashes winning cricket bats!!!
(Photos by John Aplin)