Good to see a couple of day ticket gentlemen enjoying the river, although they could have done without the battle with the wind this morning! I sneaked over to a Lilliput sized stream and found a Gulliver size trout (the evening rise didn’t materialise) Lilliput Stream but a Gulliver sized trout!
It was nice to see you again last Tuesday and I’m emailing to say how much Andy and I enjoyed our Guest Ticket day on the Frome. For your records I had 1 Trout and one Grayling and Andy had one Trout and also a Grayling I believe…..Interestingly (and sadly) we both hooked and lost …
We now have a Larinier fish pass in place at Louds Mill… Congratulations to all that contributed to this, especially Charles Dutton and the Committee of the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association Report byAndy MartinFisheries Technical SpecialistEnvironment Agency
The visitors from Prague did very well last week during Wednesday’s amazing rain storms. Doug even managed a trout on a dry fly while Tomas looked on in amazement! Doug and a ‘wet’ trout Tomas wonders how! Doug also had a good catch in Cape Cod in June Striped Bass
You will all be pleased to know that the river is back to normal, safe to make a journey from however far away you live, even Prague! But….. they do give a drop of rain on Thursday! I must go fishing, today…….
Up until the middle of the week the programme was running to schedule with the concreting of the walls complete and all the formwork removed. Dawnus were then due to install the formwork for the concrete slope that the fish pass will sit on and pour the concrete. However the severe rainfall and associated high …
Yesterday I spent the morning wading about in my chest waders, all the paths on the lower water had at least 10 inches of water, and in places as much as three feet, this is the highest I have ever seen the river in July! I always carry at least two life jackets on board! …
John Aplin & I spent a very pleasant evening up on the River Wylye (Wilton Fly Fishing Club) attending an open evening to show off their recent river improvement works. This was part of the STREAM Project’s efforts to restore the river for wildlife such as Atlantic salmon and the rare brook lamprey. The river …
We had a very enjoyable visit, and although there was no great rise, spinners from 4.00 to 6.00, and sedges from 7.00 to 10.00 kept us busy. I had a beauty of 18″ 300yds up from Bockhampton bridge at 9.45, safely returned. I have known the DFC water for over 40 years now, and can …
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
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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.