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 …
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!)
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 …
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 …
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.