Year: 2014

Big Grayling

There was a call out from Stuart Brown to John Aplin to nip up the Lower Water to take a photo of this fine 3lb 3oz grayling – good angling Stuart & great photo John!

AGM. 2014

What a great night on Wednesday and huge thanks to Bryan Sennet (Chairman), Richard Miller (Honorary Secretary) and Jim Chalmers (Honorary Treasurer) for all their work over the year, keeping the Club moving forward and letting the rest of us to just go fishing!! You will be receiving the December Newsletter etc. shortly. After the …


The egg hatchery has been installed and lots of work clearing willows on the Stinsford Side Stream over the past week. Many thanks to all those who turned out and as you will see in all weathers!!

Grayling Social

It was a really dark dank day but there was a great turnout for the grayling social and luckily the river was in perfect conditions. After a quick chat and an agreed lunchtime rendezvous, we all headed off to fish for the lady of the stream. The nymph fisherman found the grayling very uncooperative, but …

Autumn Work Party

There were nine of us out, and aside from a rather heavy but brief deluge ( brought on by John A’s comment of “how lucky have we been with the weather…” ), we had a really pleasant morning. Lots of clearance on the side streams up above Blue Bridge, more below as well, and then …

Dorset Wild Rivers

Just had to post and tell you all about the great work that the Dorset Wildlife Trust and Wessex Water are doing on the River Frome – this short video clip explains all, you might recognise a few others in the clip as well!!

Grayling Social

There is another Grayling Social planned for Saturday 22nd November – meet 9:00am at Lubecke Way, Dorchester.  We will have a few connoisseurs on fly fishing & long trotting for grayling, so come along and pick their brains and have a go – grayling fishing during the winter months is a great way to extend your fishing season. …

Winter Work Party

We have two days of work parties, please come along and help if you possibly can.. Saturday 8th November 9:00am Blue Bridge work party, tree trimming, meet in the Sun Inn car park. Saturday 6th December 9:00am Lower Stinsford work party, tree clearing (all hands for this one), meet at Long Bridge

Wasp Nest Warning

I would just like to make members aware of three slightly angry Wasp nests – Next to the large seat with the DFC sign on it between the bypass parking and Whitfield hatches River side of the first stile upstream of Giffords pool True left bank half way between the bridges downstream of Loaders bridge …

River Cerne

In past years with low summer levels our smaller beats are usually left in peace after the Mayfly period, but after two extremely wet winters, slightly higher ground water levels (and a Chairman with masses of enthusiasm) the River Keeper John Aplin spent a good day prolonging the fishing season on the river Cerne. So …