It was a really dark dank day but there was a great turnout for the grayling social and luckily the river was in perfect conditions. After a quick chat and an agreed lunchtime rendezvous, we all headed off to fish for the lady of the stream.
The nymph fisherman found the grayling very uncooperative, but we managed to winkle a few out. It was the trotting fisherman that had the most sport and one Member landing a magical 3lb+ fish!
After a great lunch in the Sun Inn, some headed home, but others continued to enjoy the now bright and mild autumn day.
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.
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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.