Year: 2009

Sweetcorn Fly

John, I didn’t manage to get out fishing on Christmas or Boxing Day, but made it to the river at last with my brother John on 27th December. As you know, the water was high but relatively clear, so we were hoping to catch on the 5# rod with a heavy nymph. It took 3 …

Christmas Grayling

Just back from a very pleasant morning fishing for grayling – I only managed to catch two small grayling, but it was good to blow a few cobwebs away.. December SunPermissive Access

New Honorary Secretary

Many thanks for all those who attended the AGM held in the Kings Arms, Dorchester, it was good to see so many of you there. It was also the night that Richard Miller was appointed as the new Honorary Secretary, Richard is an outstanding replacement and will I’m sure steer the Club safely for a …

Rivers on the Edge

Rivers on the Edge is a short film commissioned by WWF and produced by Charles Rangeley-Wilson (past member of the Club), well known presenter of TV series The Accidental Angler. The film focuses on what Charles refers to as “the ultimate rivers” – English chalk streams. These vital rivers – which are unique to southern …

Clean gravel

Now that we have had a little rain, the difference our various flow deflectors have made on the Stinsford is quiet amazing, scouring out lots of nice clean gravel to help with spawning, and at the same time creating a nice deep pool to hold a fish or two next season. We have also seen …

In Stream works

We have now completed our in stream works for this season, the dead line for these works is the 1st November, so thanks to our lovely pre longed summer and obviously low flows, we have achieved a huge amount on the Frome this autumn. Lots of woody debris added to our flow deflectors on the …

Bad Weather

It’s a good day to walk along the river and check out all the improvements John has completed in the past month and with the extra water in the river, you can see them all starting to take effect. New island at Whitfield HatchesIslands above the Withy BedFlow deflectors on the Top Stinsford

Nearly finished

We took a few days out to do a small restoration project up on the river Nadder for the Environment Agency, and now we are all back in force to finish off our work on the Frome before our end of October deadline. You can see here the addition of come Coir netting along the …

Bream etc

Monday we were on the DFC water doing a little more to our habitat improvement project, and purely by chance we came across a horse that had been injured by barbed wire, blood as far as the eye could see, amazingly Chris a mate of mine and a top paramedic was walking his dog and came to the …

Riverworks

Just a little update on our latest projects, we have had some rain over the last couple of days which was great for showing us the flow around our new islands, so we did build them in the right places. The bank side revetment we have done up at Poundbury will hopefully collect lots of …