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.
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
Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Hook: 16 Tiemco TMC 900BL Tail/Body: Hares Ear Thorax: Hares Ear Rib: Holographic Tinsel It must be a good fly as it was an Odgen Smith GRHE with duck split wing that caught a 12 3/4lb brown just below Grey’s Bridge in 1907. Read The Rev’s account Tying a GRHE from …
Odgen Smith GRHE Why the Gold Ribbed Hares Ear? It all started after a chance meeting with a former Honorary Secretary of the Dorchester Fishing Club, Lt Cdr D.B.Jeffery. We met while fishing the Club’s water and talked about its long history. He wondered if I would be interested in seeing a photograph that he …
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 …
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.
Friday 15th February 9.00am Poundbury - tree clearing
Saturday 23rd February 9.00am Affpuddle - tree clearing
Friday 8th March 9.00am River Cerne - tree clearing
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