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Reverend Filleul

This extract is taken from a record kept by the vicar of All Saints Church in Dorchester Dorset, written on September 11, 1907. The Reverend Filleul was fishing the waters of the Dorchester Fishing Club, where he was a member from the late 1800’s until his retirement in 1918. In the year of his death, …

GRHE

Odgen Smith GRHE Why the Gold Ribbed Hares Ear? It all started after a chance meeting with a former Honorary Secretary of the Dorchester Fishing Club, Lt Cdr D.B.Jeffery. We met while fishing the Club’s water and talked about its long history. He wondered if I would be interested in seeing a photograph that he …

Groynes Downstream of Blue Bridge (1999)

Interesting things are happening to Wessex rivers. New fences are restraining cattle from damaging the banks; ingenious methods, mainly using local timber and materials are being devised to narrow the river and thus to speed up its currents; and perhaps most crucially, underwater groynes are being installed to restore some of the diversity that was …