The Membership for 2008 is complete and many thanks to all Members for sending in their subscriptions in record time. This makes mine & the Honorary Treasures job a lot easier, plus I will be able to get the Membership cards etc. out early ready for the new season.
Many thanks to John Pritchard for these photographs taken the weekend, showing the floods at Lower Bockhampton. I suspect it is a great deal worse at the moment!
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.