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.

Below is the Club news blog
If you have any news or a fishing trip report please email to
admin@grhe.co.uk


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April 1st – 2017

Very changeable weather today, with warm sun, rain and a cold wind blowing down the valley. But I know a few little spots were spring starts a little sooner and found hatching grannom, with a few willing trout to my GRHE pattern.

Spring seems a lot more advanced than previous years, with leaves bursting from the majority of trees and lush meadows of grass. The river too has more ranunculus than in the last few years and I think John Aplin will be busy this year controlling the bank-side vegetation.

April 1, 2017 by Filed under: April 1st 

ORVIS – Discount

Orvis – As a Club Member you can have a 10% discount on any fishing related product – just say you are a Member of the Dorchester Fishing Club, in any Orvis retail shops.

March 27, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

Flyfishing & Flytying – April

We are in this months edition of Flyfishing & Flytying, a wonderful article on the history of our Club, written by Dominic Garnett.

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We spent a very chilly but enjoyable day in January with Dominic. We talked about the history of the Club and how we collaborate with other organisations to improve our fishery, for both flora & fauna. Click to read more on the Club’s History

It is also the Club’s 140th anniversary this year and I do hear rumour of a few plans to celebrate it – more to follow……..

Dorchester Fishing Club

March 9, 2017 by Filed under: Admin 

More Fencing

Were out again today, but although depleted in numbers still managed to move and re-wire about 40 posts, about 20 of which were renewed. It was hard graft as all the posts had to be hand carried from Whitfield hatches about half a mile upstream – this was necessary as John’s truck was bogged down axle deep requiring a shove out by the team as job #1.

John’s chariot safely un-bogged, the team set to work. The banter came thick and fast but the jokes are still awful. Excellent coffee break [thanks Brian] picnic lunch [thanks John] and even fortified with mulled wine. My word these guys know how to do it!

As you can see from the pictures, the work was tackled cheerily and with a sense of stile (!).

Trevor Prince

March 5, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

Membership Complete for 2017

Membership is complete and Membership card etc. will be in the post by the end of the week.

Grayling season over (see Doug’s report on his last trip of the season), it will be soon April 1st and already a few grannom have been spotted!

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Just a quick trip to the river at the weekend, with only the one fish, so my last fish of the old season and first fish of 2017 was a hard fighting 40cm grayling, no complaints about that. I did lose another of similar size. Water was a good height and pretty clear, so fish went for a small PTN.

All the best
Doug

March 1, 2017 by Filed under: Uncategorized 

Pike!

I am pleased to report that the large pike is still resident in the pool and is alive, well & fighting fit.  We met briefly late on Saturday afternoon – I’m not sure which of us was most shocked at the encounter.  Fantastic scrap on a fly rod – deep boring runs and then tail walking across the pool.

Safely unhooked (thanks to barbless hook), weighed in the net, photographed then revived and released unharmed.  Approximate weight well over 11 pounds.  Magnificent fish.

Best,
Trevor

Ps> thanks to John Aplin for getting me interested in this in the first place!

February 20, 2017 by Filed under: Fishing 

Keepers New Toy

On one of the coldest mornings of the year a group of hardy Members met to help John Aplin repair a section of fencing under Poundbury. He brought along with him his new Honda Post Driver, which at first glance didn’t seem man enough to knock a toothpick into the ground. But it was an amazing piece of kit and helped us repair an astonishing length of fencing in record time.

Keepers New Toy

More fencing work on the Friday 10th February – it is worth coming along just to see the Post Driver in action….!

January 22, 2017 by Filed under: River Work 

Grayling Day

Huge thanks to Charles & Alex Jardine for coming along for our annual Grayling Day. Unfortunately the river was brown & cold after over night rain so no fish were caught. But we did enjoy one of John Aplin’s curries next to river – thanks to him for that and for Members who also contributed to the lunch.

Grayling Day

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January 8, 2017 by Filed under: Grayling Fishing 

River Work Update

We have had several work parties so far this winter, all well attended with a handful of new faces turning up o find it’s not just hard work but great fun, may you all catch a big fish from those areas you have worked on.. Cheers John (River Keeper)

Please also note there are a lot of trout & sea trout Redds about at the moment, please take care where you tread, even in very shallow water.

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December 13, 2016 by Filed under: River Work 

Cuckoo Pound – Upper Water

Fantastic amount of work has been achieved today, if you are free Tomorrow or Wednesday, please pop along with your waders and help out..! Meet Gascoyne Bridge at 9am…

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October 10, 2016 by Filed under: River Work 

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