Despite another cold snap, the first day of the Trout season has come around again, the banks are mown, the trees are trimmed and the river looks in fine form. I will get lunch for the first angler to get one on a dry fly….. The phone has been red hot for the last few …
It’s not long until the April 1st and although the weather has warmed up over the past few weeks, I think action will be very slow on Wednesday… Here are a few photographs taken during last years mayfly season by Adrian Simmons to show how the Frome will look in a month or so….
The end of our fishing at Cuckoo Pound (Gascoyne Bridge) is now marked by a grey painted post… Please do not fish upstream of this post… Looking down stream (fishing right bank only) Looking up stream (no fishing) From Dorchester Fishing Club 2009
What wonderful weather for the first day of spring and a great day to be along the river… before Today we trimmed and pruned and picked up litter from Lower Bockhampton up to Dead Mans. We then stop for lunch and a surprise birthday cake for John, before we headed to under Poundbury for more …
Today is a day to tie some flies for the new season – have you ordered your fishing licence? I have been trying to develop an effective early season grannom pattern, last years emerging pattern was great, but was a fiddle to tie, so back to the drawing board this year. This found me drifting …
There is a change of venue for Friday 20th March working party… We are switching our efforts on to the main river, because the River Piddle only requires a quick tidy up…. We will now meet at Lower Bockhampton at 9am…
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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