Year: 2016

River Work Update

We have had several work parties so far this winter, all well attended with a handful of new faces turning up o find it’s not just hard work but great fun, may you all catch a big fish from those areas you have worked on.. Cheers John (River Keeper) Please also note there are a …

Cuckoo Pound – Upper Water

Fantastic amount of work has been achieved today, if you are free Tomorrow or Wednesday, please pop along with your waders and help out..! Meet Gascoyne Bridge at 9am…

Joseph Tallents – ‘Joe’ – 1938 – 2016

Joseph Tallents - 'Joe' - 1938 - 2016

Sadly today we said goodbye to Joe, who died on the 15th September. He was a Member of the Club since 1988 and in 2010 he was made an Honorary Member for his long service with the Club For those who didn’t know Joe, he was the guy that travelled around the river on a …

Cuckoo Pound – Upper Water

Cuckoo Pound - Upper Water

We are pleased to say that the Club has received some funding for a project on the “Upper Water” from Gasgoyne bridge downstream to the Cuckoo pound fence, this project is to include some crown raising and tree clearing to reduce some of the shading, installation of several “LWD” flow deflectors and some hinging of …

Himalayan Balsam bashing day Dorchester

Himalayan Balsam bashing day Dorchester

What amazing work a team of willing & happy volunteers can achieve in a day. It was unfortunate that I was the only representative from the fishing fraternity, the others were regular Wildlife Trust volunteers. I think it is about time all local fishing organisations, fishermen, riparian owners, fishing clubs/syndicates and the Dorset Wildlife Trust …

Lower Water

Wessex Water will be repairing a manhole cover between 4th July & 30th July, it is situated in what was the cricket bat willow field. We are not sure what disruption this will cause, hopefully none, but it may colour the water for a time..

Louds Mill

A big thank you to the EA for their excellent fencing work below Louds Mill, protecting valuable chalk stream habitat. This area has in the past been subject to fairly heavy cattle poaching causing damage both in stream and on the banks, now the eco system as a whole can work in relative peace. John …

Lost

Either on the upper Wrackle or around the second bend up from the Willow pool on the main river, a pair of prescription sunglasses. REWARD IF FOUND. Please ring Colin Anderson on 07771361483 or email colinanderson4@icloud.com

Evening Fishing

Here is a video taken by Ben that shows the magic of evening fishing during a mayfly spinner fall (in slow-mo!) – the air is thick with mayfly, he had a great evening catching some stunning wild fish..

Mayfly

The Mayfly are hatching and the fish are rising, even today the river was brown after yesterdays rain, but fish were still able to spot hatching mayfly and were feeding well..! A fishing report from Hoot:- After setting off yesterday (Friday 20th) for just my second trip to the Frome this season and facing quite …