Year: 2012

Trout Hatchery

We collected the Brown Trout eggs earlier today from Hooke Springs and spent a while carefully seeding them into the clubs hatchery box, these eggs will hatch when the water warms early in the new year and hopefully provide a little added sport over the next few years, again thanks to Bryan and Robin for their help on a …

Work Party

The Work Party planned for tomorrow (Saturday 15th December) has been called off due to dangerous river conditions. (again!)

Trout Hatchery

Thank you to Bryan and Robin for helping me set up the club’s egg box today, the brown trout eggs will be collected from Hooke springs before Christmas. We have no shortage of water for this years project. John Aplin

Dorset Chalkstreams

The next meeting is on Friday 21st December 7.00pm in West Stafford village hall. A very informal gathering of like minded people, an evening of fishing, fly tying, second hand tackle and chalk stream chat….. Slide show “fishing” by John Aplin Open forum chaired by Charles Jardine www.charlesjardine.co.uk/ (who cannot wait to get back for this gathering) and David …

Fly Boards

As club members or their guests are likely to see this strange looking contraption in the river from early next season , I would like to explain its design and function in advance to possibly alleviate their natural curiosity. Desgin The boards unusual plastic outriggers are necessary to prevent Otter turnover. Otters are by nature …

Work Party Cancelled

The Riverkeeper has cancelled the River Piddle work party due to the un-safe water levels and predicted poor weather forecast……. We will set another date once this wet spell is over.

More Flooding

After yesterdays downpour the River Frome is up and coloured. Today I joined the River Keeper (John Aplin) on his rounds. It is amazing to see so much water about, but with the aquifers already full there is only one place the rain can go – downstream!!! Lower Bockhampton Looking Towards Grey’s Bridge

River Cerne Work Party

Saturdays work party on the River Cerne was held in glorious warm November sunshine, totally the opposite of the forecast. We had a great morning clearing one or two fallen trees and blockages, thank you to Alan and Gary for coming out to help. Please keep an eye on the DFC website for future work …

Grayling Fishing Lesson

I have made no secret of the fact that I find grayling fishing difficult. Trout are not a problem but when it comes to grayling most of my visits to the river are a complete failure. Talking to the grayling enthusiasts in the Club who regularly catch a couple of dozen at every visit just …

Work Party & AGM Date

Saturday 17th November post season tidy River Cerne 9am Saturday 24th November post season tidy River Piddle 9am Monday 10th December AGM, Kings Arms Saturday 15th December Whitfield Hatches tidy up 9am