We met Monday lunchtime. I found one fish moving, under the right bank. Just as I was about to cast so a roe buck floated around the bend! I don’t know which of us was most surprised but as he was way out of his depth I had time to swop the rod for the camera. Half an hour later, walking back to the car, I tried a mayfly & actually took the fish! Sadly another tiddler but it completed a little story.
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.