We had a great morning showing three new members the delights of the DFC waters, starting on the river Cerne, which is a great plan B if the main river is carrying extra water, then heading over to the main Frome.
Starting at our upstream limit at Gasgoyne then leap frogging downstream (via the Wolfeton beat) to the lower water for another walk along the river.
We then headed over to our Piddle beats for a look, Southover and Affpuddle.
All the beats are very well topped up after our wet winter (please be careful wading) and the growth of Ranunculus looks very promising.
I will be holding a pre season casting and tackle talk morning for members at 10am Friday 30th March here at the Dairy House West Stafford, please come along, coffee and cake provided!
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.