As I am sure you are aware we are in the middle of a somewhat damp spell, even the Grayling fishing has been slow (for the few brave ones that have ventured out).
If you look carefully you can make out our hatchery box sitting under a good foot of water, fortunately most of the eggs have now hatched, but it looks like a good case for survival of the fittest.
Redd counting has been put on hold until water clears, you will be pleased to here there are a lot of Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout Redds on the club water including several on our new riffles.
A good time to take a family break, were off to Cape Verde for a spot of fishing…..
Roll on the spring.
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.