Glasses Found

A Member has found a pair of glasses on the Lower Water, if you have lost a pair (Specsavers Boss Orange) please contact the Hon.Secretary.

Mayfly are still hatching, providing some amazing fishing even with coloured water!


May 31, 2014 by Filed under: Admin 

Rather Muddy Water

I had a great couple of days on the Frome at the end of last week trying to catch trout on mayflies in rather muddy water. There were plenty of birds (including 3 hobbies) hunting mayflies too and having a much easier time finding them than the trout were. Remarkably some of the fish (none of them stockies) did manage to see the fly so the trip was not entirely unsuccessful.

But here’s a photo of the one that got away.


All the best, Doug

May 28, 2014 by Filed under: Mayfly, Trout Fishing 

River Piddle Work Party

Next work party is planned for Saturday 28th June River Piddle parking spot 9am start.


May 27, 2014 by Filed under: River Piddle, River Work 

Sportarm Discount

Sportarm, Dorchester are offering Dorchester Fishing Club Members a 12% discount on all fishing accessories and clothing. Members just need to go into the shop with their membership details so that Sportarm can log the discount onto their till software and then start buying……

Many thanks to Kevin Phillips (Member) for this very generous offer.


Sportarm, Dorchester

May 19, 2014 by Filed under: Admin 

River Work – Gascoyne Bridge

One member turned out for the work party this morning, but he did come with quad bike to help move the logs!!!

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Also found on April 25th a set of fishing clippers at Lower Bockhampton lay-by – please contact Honorary Secretary if you have lost them..

PS> mayfly have started and fish are rising, I was lucky enough to catch this wonderful brown on a mayfly pattern tonight!

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May 12, 2014 by Filed under: Admin, Mayfly, River Work 

Work Party

Monday 12th May 9:00 am Gascoyne Bridge, tree trimming, so please bring your waders


May 8, 2014 by Filed under: Uncategorized 

Fund Raising Quiz Night

Clive Thorp (Dorset Coordinator) – Fund Raising Quiz Night
6th June 2014 19:00 – 22:00
West Stafford Village Hall
West Stafford

Quiz teams £2 per person at door – Please bring a small plate of food to share

‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization which provides fly fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. The Dorset Branch holds meetings every month at Wrackleford Estate during the fly fishing season and West Bay at other times.  At these sessions they are  able to learn to fly fish under the supervision of qualified coaches.  Please go to for more information on the organization.

This is our first fundraising event in Dorset that will allow us to provide these sessions free of charge to the participant.   As well as learning to fly fish, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and conservation are all included in the program and each morning’s session is concluded with a buffet lunch.

We are raising the funds to pay for venue hire and equipment.  I am very grateful to the coaches who give of their time freely and provide such a wealth of knowledge.

Please let me know if you would like to come along. 

My contact details are:
Clive Thorp
FFL Dorset Branch Coordinator
h:  01202 699864
m:  07956 074798

May 3, 2014 by Filed under: Admin