Only a few days to go before we enter another Trout season. The UK is suffering from a pre longed winter, this time last year we had temperatures into the high 20s and this week we have had wind chill down to a balmy minus 9… Our Frome valley is brimming with clear ground water …
New Members Day is part of the build up to the season, we walk sections of the river showing new Members parking spots and access. This year is without doubt the coldest New Members Day yet, not a fly or a rising fish was seen. There has to be a dramatic turn in the weather …
There is a work party Friday 8th March to prepare the wonderful River Piddle for the coming season. Plus, once all the work is done, John Aplin has very kindly offered to all who attend a spot of fishing for his monster grayling on his own water!!!!
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
If you see any fishing, netting or trapping you think is illegal, please don’t tackle it yourself.
Contact the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60
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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.