New Members day

We had a great morning showing three new members the delights of the DFC waters, starting on the river Cerne, which is a great plan B if the main river is carrying extra water, then heading over to the main Frome.

Starting at our upstream limit at Gasgoyne then leap frogging downstream (via the Wolfeton beat) to the lower water for another walk along the river.

We then headed over to our Piddle beats for a look, Southover and Affpuddle.

All the beats are very well topped up after our wet winter (please be careful wading) and the growth of Ranunculus looks very promising.

I will be holding a pre season casting and tackle talk morning for members at 10am Friday 30th March here at the Dairy House West Stafford, please come along, coffee and cake provided!

John Aplin
River Keeper

March 30, 2018 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day 2015

A grand tour of the Club’s waters for the new Members today. A cold wind blew, so no rising fish were seen, but in one sheltered spot we did see a few hatching olives…

Don’t for get to purchase a new EA Licence for the new season – Click here to buy from the official Post Office website




March 14, 2015 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day 2014

Cracking weather for New Members Day and eight enjoyed the tour of the Club’s waters, thanks to the helpers and Martin for these great photographs…..





March 23, 2014 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day

New Members Day is part of the build up to the season, we walk sections of the river showing new Members parking spots and access. This year is without doubt the coldest New Members Day yet, not a fly or a rising fish was seen. There has to be a dramatic turn in the weather by the time we reach the opening day (April 1st) if we are to catch any fish – brrrrrrrrr….!

March 23, 2013 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day

There was a great turn out for New Members Day and they say plenty of hatching grannom with lots of rising fish….!

April 1, 2012 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day

Rising fish to hatching grannom greeted the 2011 new members as they were shown round the Club’s waters today.

The rivers are in fine condition for the coming season, but some rain would be good!

March 26, 2011 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day

What a fantastic turn out for the new members day. The weather was kind, but no rising fish were seen, although a grannom has been spotted – high hopes for some fly for the start of the season next week…

March 27, 2010 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day 2009

Just back from a grand tour of our fishing – we saw no rising fish, just plenty of water and lots of fishing talk….

March 14, 2009 by Filed under: New Members Day 

New Members Day

Today was chance for the new members to be shown round the Club’s water. We started up at Gascoyne Bridge and the river is looking in great condition, with plenty of water and great flow.

Everyone should be aware of the new parking restrictions in Loders layby – I think it means you can’t park there between 10:00 & 11:00 or between 14:00 & 15:00 – which rather spoils its use for fishing!

New Parking Restrictions

By the time we had reached Lower Bockhampton the threated rain started and it was time to head for a warming cup of coffee…

New Members – Charles & Duncan
March 15, 2008 by Filed under: New Members Day