And it rained and it rained, and by chance we had just completed our fabulous willow matress, just below Whitfield Hatches, made the whole structure flood proof, when the river came up and flooded it. (I hope the weather is a little kinder for John G fishing in Poland this week) Perfect, lots of silt …
I have just received the ACA annual report through the post and this is one organisation that all anglers should be members of. As Members of the Dorchester Fishing Club you are entitled to a reduced subscription, saving you £8 a year – so join now and help our precious rivers… www.a-c-a.org
What a wonderful evening for a stroll along the river, I just wish I had taken my hay fever tablet before I left! The willow mattress is coming along well and will soon be filled in with live willow and woody debris. This will slowly collect silt during the floods and will once again become …
John, Nice to see you on the river and that photo on the blog. The blue-winged olives never materialised in the end, but we had some nice trout and a grayling as we moved on up. Vaclav had dreamed all his life of fishing the dry fly on an English chalkstream, but never thought he …
We had a grand day today, starting on the willow mattress at Whitfield hatches, lots of posts driven in to the bed of the river and lots of willow woven into the front of the structure before back filling, with more willow, to the bank later in the week. As we constructed the main line …
After a meeting to discuss our stand at the Dorset County Show, it was time to go fishing.. We are still after a few volunteers to meet and greet on the stand – we also need a banner (8’x2′) and enlargements of a few photographs. so if anyone can help, please email or phone me …
Time spent following a passion, sharing it in a brief moment when passing another angler, priceless!
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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.
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