Month: June 2012

More from the Riverfly Team

Water Quality & Egg Development

Himalayan Balsam – Picking Day

This has now been cancelled – new date will be published shortly

Himalayan balsam

Today we worked with the Dorset Wildlife Trust to clear the Himalayan balsam from the areas that the planned improvements works will be done. The first stretch was downstream of Gascoyne Bridge and after last nights rain the water meadows were well and truly watery!! Then we headed downstream to the straight stretch under Poundbury …

Working Party

Tomorrow Thursday 21st June – 9am – below Gasgoyne Bridge and Poundbury – pre-enhancement work, Himalayan balsam pulling with the Dorset Wildlife Trust, please meet at Gasgoyne Bridge 9.00am (sounds like it will be wet so bring your waterproofs!)

Members Picnic

Because of the bad weather, it has been decided to postpone the two Members Picnic dates in June and reschedule later in the season.

Mr Otter

I was fishing upstream of the Dorchester, last night. Fished upstream to not far from where some years ago you will recall we built an otter holt. At about 8.45pm I was approaching the river bends near the holt, when I saw an otter on my bank, clearly fish eating. I approached quietly but I …

Royal Wulff

I fished on Friday and you couldn’t imagine a more perfect day for it: muggy, overcast and with no wind. The river is still quite high and strong-flowing after the very wet spell we had and weed growth seems to be good this year; quite a contrast to last season. I arrived at lunch time …