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Glimmer of Hope

Nothing quite like talking about the weather, a slightly damp spring, let’s leave it at that! Yesterday there was a glimmer of hope… In slightly extreme river conditions, despite the height, the water clarity on the Piddle is lovely and, now this is important, the sun was out, there were Grannom and Olives hatching and …

April 1st 2018

April 1st 2018

After some torrential rain a few days ago, the rivers burst their banks and there was little hope of casting a fly on the opening day. But after just 24 hours the smaller streams were running clear and fishable. I opened my season on the River Cerne, saw large dark olives & a few grannom …

New Members day

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 …

Not Long Now

Saturdays work party was rather chilly, a biting gale force easterly followed with a blizzard. A good turnout, we successfully moved back parts of the fence, that were in the river spoiling a number of good fish holding runs… John Aplin Don’t forget to buy your Fishing Licence https://get-fishing-licence.service.gov.uk/buy/licence-length

Last Gasp…….

Despite the chilly weather I had to make a last gasp grayling bash at the weekend before the season closed. The water was quite clear, with a cold wind and bright sunshine. I saw several substantial grayling as I worked my way upstream, but each time they also saw me, which didn’t help. It looked …

Presentation Night

Dorchester Fishing Club celebrated it’s 140th anniversary in 2017 and a dinner was organised by committee member Rob Ayles. To coincide with this, a raffle was held and the proceeds from this went to Fishing 4 Schools. The prizes were procured by River Keeper John Aplin using various means and huge thanks are due to …

140th AGM & Anniversary Dinner

The 140th AGM was held on Saturday 9th December in the Wessex Hotel, Dorchester. After sixteen years of looking after the Club’s funds, Jim Chalmers retired as the Honorary Treasurer. The Chairman thanked him for his sterling work over the past years. Jim was also elected as an Honorary Member in recognition for his service …

December 2017 Work Party

A small group of Members helped the Keeper clear a few trees above Whitfield hatches today. Last call out for the 140th Anniversary AGM & Dinner next Saturday night – there is still time to book a seat, just contact Rob Ayles r.ayles@btopenworld.com If you can’t attend, why not buy a few raffle tickets – …