We collected the Brown Trout eggs earlier today from Hooke Springs and spent a while carefully seeding them into the clubs hatchery box, these eggs will hatch when the water warms early in the new year and hopefully provide a little added sport over the next few years, again thanks to Bryan and Robin for their help on a particularly wet and cold morning… We got the eggs in just in time, as now the river is rising rapidly and full of colour!
John Aplin River Keeper
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 12 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.