What a great night on Wednesday and huge thanks to Bryan Sennet (Chairman), Richard Miller (Honorary Secretary) and Jim Chalmers (Honorary Treasurer) for all their work over the year, keeping the Club moving forward and letting the rest of us to just go fishing!! You will be receiving the December Newsletter etc. shortly.
After the AGM we were given a talk by Jonathan Bailey Chief Executive of the Westcountry River Trust on the Trusts work and future plans. (It was they that last year funded all the new stiles across the fishery) His topics ranged from their current Catchment Management Project(s) and hot off the press their Catchment Fisheries Plans. It is good to hear that they are working closely with the EA, Wildlife Trusts and especially the Angling Trust, to deliver their plans.The hottest topic was the recruitment of young anglers into flyfishing, I have an idea this will continue for sometime!!!
Huge thanks for Jonathan for his talk on the Trusts work and we hope to work with you & the Trust in the very near future 🙂
**Waiting List** If you are in the top 30 and you haven’t heard from me this Autumn please email me on John@grhe.co.uk ASAP, because we have a few vacancies to fill..
We enjoyed even more sun today and a few more Members turned up to help install another batch of stiles. This was a lot more relaxed with plenty of fishing talk and watching rising fish to hatching olives & grannom amongst the stunning ranunculus!!!!
The Chairman Bryan Sennett and the last stile of the day.
We achieved a lot today and thanks to all who turned out to build the stiles, move the fence and carry the materials. It was hard work, but there were no complaints on such a warm sunny day.
Another work part start tomorrow at 9am Giffords Pool lay-by www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Dorchester
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 🙂
The Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association will shortly be announcing some fantastic news in conjunction with the Westcountry Rivers Trust.
To find out more you are very welcome to attend the the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association AGM on Friday 9th April – more details to follow…..