Latest Posts Under: River Work

Fence Removal

First of the two day working party to remove the fence down at Lower Bockhampton. Met up with John and was good to see Dave Rabson who’s on the waiting list coming out to help. We cut through the fence and heading up to the top to work back down. We were going well, one …


Today we restocked the river with 300 11 to 14 inch fish. These were spread evenly over the Clubs waters. Many thanks to John Aplin, Peter Leatherdale and Charles Dutton for their help.

Working Party

A small working party was formed to tackle the Wolfeton Fishery. We cleared over hanging tress to provide vital light and warmth to help the weed growth. It was another cold and wet day, many thanks to John Aplin, John Streeter, Raymond Galbraith and Jim Chalmers for all their help.

River Walk

It was the Managing Committee’s annual River walk today and we certainly picked a very wet one. We walked from Lower Bockhampton, stopping at Whitfield Hatches for hot soup provided by Vicky Grindle and continued up to Gascoyne Bridge. The river looked very low and in desperate need of more rain.

Working Party

There was a working party today to clear the willows above Whitfield Hatches River Frome Dorset. It was an extremely cold day, but productive day and many thanks to John Aplin (for the curry), Jim Chalmers, Nick Assirati, William Entwisle (& nephew & dogs) CheersJohn Grindle

Groynes Downstream of Blue Bridge (1999)

Interesting things are happening to Wessex rivers. New fences are restraining cattle from damaging the banks; ingenious methods, mainly using local timber and materials are being devised to narrow the river and thus to speed up its currents; and perhaps most crucially, underwater groynes are being installed to restore some of the diversity that was …