A big thank you to the EA for their excellent fencing work below Louds Mill, protecting valuable chalk stream habitat. This area has in the past been subject to fairly heavy cattle poaching causing damage both in stream and on the banks, now the eco system as a whole can work in relative peace. John …
When gazing at the river have you ever wondered how much water is flowing past you? The Club’s website gives the link to the Environment Agency and the water levels at Loud’s Mill and the weir on the Stinsford side stream but how do those relate to the amount of water flowing in the river? …
In 1999 we installed our first set of flow deflectors (faggots in those days!) in a very straight stretch of our water just north of Dorchester. The work was done by a small working group and over seen by John Aplin. The method of adding hazel bundles facing upstream at about a 45 degree angle, …
The Club is a private one, founded in 1877, of approximately sixty-four members and six Town Rod subscribers. The Club’s waters consist of about 12 miles of wild brown trout & grayling fishing in the main River Frome, River Cerne and River Piddle, together with attendant carriers and side streams. The waters extend both above and below the town of Dorchester and the Club employs a part-time keeper.
Friday 15th February 9.00am Poundbury - tree clearing
Saturday 23rd February 9.00am Affpuddle - tree clearing
Friday 8th March 9.00am River Cerne - tree clearing
If you see any fishing, netting or trapping you think is illegal, please don’t tackle it yourself.
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Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK: www.cormorantwatch.com The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.