The weather was amazingly kind to those who turned out for today’s work party, especially as there was some horrendous weather forecast. Unfortunately it was again a very low turn out and it was down to the usual suspects to tidy the banks from Giffords Pool up to the Withy Bed, but we were unable to tidy the right bank because the river was in full flood and still rising, which was a great sight after all the low water this autumn.
Actually we cleared from Loder Garage up, but now Loders is no more, we will have to call it Giffords Pool bridge and Giffords Pool lay-by!
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 7 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.
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
For more details
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.