Latest Posts Under: River Work

Flow Deflectors

The flow deflectors doing their work in the recent rain

Large Tree

A great chunk of Poplar snapped from the top of a tree up on the Cuckoo Pound, this material was used in conjunction with the project we carried out last autumn, we added lots of “LWD” into our existing flow deflectors making them a little bolder than they were. A great mornings habitat work on …

Affpuddle Beat – New Stiles

All of the rather lovely fishing at Affpuddle now has much improved access for members, brilliant help from Robin and Bryan.. John Aplin (River Keeper)

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 …

Keepers New Toy

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 …

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 …

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…

Himalayan Balsam bashing day Dorchester

Himalayan Balsam bashing day Dorchester

What amazing work a team of willing & happy volunteers can achieve in a day. It was unfortunate that I was the only representative from the fishing fraternity, the others were regular Wildlife Trust volunteers. I think it is about time all local fishing organisations, fishermen, riparian owners, fishing clubs/syndicates and the Dorset Wildlife Trust …

Louds Mill

A big thank you to the EA for their excellent fencing work below Louds Mill, protecting valuable chalk stream habitat. This area has in the past been subject to fairly heavy cattle poaching causing damage both in stream and on the banks, now the eco system as a whole can work in relative peace. John …

Winter Update

The work continues to improve access and removal of this years tree growth. Plus the River Keeper John Aplin landed a superb 12b pike, which he caught on the fly from the Club’s water. Here is the old stile, which was getting increasingly difficult to climb over. A mornings work later and we now have …