Today was chance for the new members to be shown round the Club’s water. We started up at Gascoyne Bridge and the river is looking in great condition, with plenty of water and great flow.
Everyone should be aware of the new parking restrictions in Loders layby – I think it means you can’t park there between 10:00 & 11:00 or between 14:00 & 15:00 – which rather spoils its use for fishing!
By the time we had reached Lower Bockhampton the threated rain started and it was time to head for a warming cup of coffee…
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.