Year: 2015

Rob’s Surprise

Committee Member Robin Ayles had a surprise when he borrowed River Keeper John Aplin’s pike fly gear for a couple of casts, a monster 15b pike took the fly! After an epic battle it was successfully landed and I don’t blame Robin for not holding the toothy critter!!!

Day Tickets 2016

The club has available 45 day tickets each season for non-members to enjoy the Club’s waters – £50 per day or 3 days for £100. The day tickets are only available during the trout season (1st April to 14th October) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays. (Between 16th May & 15th June the waters …

Grayling Catch Returns

There is a new grayling catch return form that you should complete at the end of the grayling season, please also include your guests catches. Members & Guests Grayling Season Catch Returns: Click Here

Winter Update

The work continues to improve access and removal of this years tree growth. Plus the River Keeper John Aplin landed a superb 12b pike, which he caught on the fly from the Club’s water. Here is the old stile, which was getting increasingly difficult to climb over. A mornings work later and we now have …

Beginner’s Luck?

Despite becoming a member back in 2014, it was not until last week that I was first able to fish any of the club waters for the first time. Living nearly 250 miles away in Cheshire does not really help but, as an introduction to the fantastic fishing the club has to offer, I could …

Found Costa Sunglasses

A member has found a pair of Costa Sunglasses June/July time around the Whitfield hatch area. If these are yours please email John@grhe.co.uk and I will return them 🙂

Work Parties

Dorchester Fishing Club

Friday 30th October 9.00am Whitfield Hatches building “Flow Deflectors” Saturday 5th December 9.00am Poundbury “tree trimming”

Tup’s Indispensable

Tup’s Indispensable

The weather was quite pleasant for my last couple of hours of the season today. No wind, mild, a bit of sunshine, and some nice autumn colours. Four grayling from a single shoal were keen to take my little dry fly – the best making just over two pounds. A bit further up I noticed …

Electro Fishing Survey

Electro Fishing Survey

Here are a few photographs from yesterdays electric fishing the Lower Water to assess the fish population. Casterbridge Fisheries Ltd. fished 100m in an upstream direction and retained every fish they caught (apart from minor species) they then measured and recorded species including all juveniles, returning them before fishing the next stretch. The results will …

A decent grayling on a windy morning

A gusty wind, a dismal grey sky, and a soft drizzle greeted me as I arrived for a short session on the Lower Water this morning. With no fly visible and no rising fish, a nymph seemed the best choice. For an hour or more nothing could be found and tangles became a nuisance in …