Year: 2008

Boxing day river walk

The perfect “Boxing Day” morning arrived with it’s frosty clear blue skies and bright low winter sunshine, not forgetting the biting easterly wind ! Meeting at Bockhampton Bridge, about a dozen of us headed off in an up-stream direction in a bid to shed a pound or two of Christmas Cheer !! With lots of …

River Walk

A small group of Committee members and John Aplin walked the Club’s waters today to discuss a few river improvement ideas. John now has a very healthy list of exciting projects for this coming year. From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008 We also saw 4 salmon above a redd, you can just make one out in …

Flooded out (again)

I am fully aware of how much you were all looking forward to spending a day on the river getting wet and dirty! I hate to disappoint you all, but due to the huge amount of rain we had in a very short time last night the river is in flood and therefore to dangerous …

AGM. 2008

The AGM. was held at the Kings Arms Dorchester and many thanks for those who turned out, it’s always good to see everyone and to exchange a few fishy tales. One piece of good news the annual subscription has not been increased for the 2009 season, I will be sending out the minutes etc. ASAP. …

Crikey it’s cold!

Just back from a quick (crikey it’s cold) grayling fish and to try out some bugs using some new hot pink & orange tungsten beads. Fished a couple of well known grayling runs; the first was too exposed to the elements and I quickly numb fingered headed to a sheltered spot. This was a lot …

2oz Short

Today my good friend George migrated down from Liverpool for a days grayling fishing. George is one of the best grayling fishers in the country and he’s eager to catch his first UK 3lber. He has caught several over 3lb in Scottish rivers, but his best from a UK stands at 2lb 12oz from his …

Floods

The recent floods have kicked up a lot of fresh gravels and the river is clearing nicely for a spot of grayling fishing next week. From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008

Change of date

As you can imagine the river is out of its banks in many places after the weekends rain. Looking at the forecast for the end of the week, I have made the decision that working in a swollen river will just too dangerous! So if OK our Poundbury work party will be re arranged for …

Bittersweet Autumn Day

Hi John, I used the ticket you kindly sent me last Saturday 11th October. I was blessed with one of those brilliant but bittersweet autumn days – warm sunshine, hatching pale wateries, feeding fish but tinged with that sinking feeling that the seasons end was just around the corner. I arrived at the water at …

It’s Working!

Hi All, I thought you would appreciate and enjoy these 2 video clips of fish to using the Loud’s Mill fish pass. Our consensus of opinion is that the first is a salmon and the second is a brown trout. Sizing the fish is difficult as it is all relative to the camera, but the …