What a great night on Wednesday and huge thanks to Bryan Sennet (Chairman), Richard Miller (Honorary Secretary) and Jim Chalmers (Honorary Treasurer) for all their work over the year, keeping the Club moving forward and letting the rest of us to just go fishing!! You will be receiving the December Newsletter etc. shortly.
After the AGM we were given a talk by Jonathan Bailey Chief Executive of the Westcountry River Trust on the Trusts work and future plans. (It was they that last year funded all the new stiles across the fishery) His topics ranged from their current Catchment Management Project(s) and hot off the press their Catchment Fisheries Plans. It is good to hear that they are working closely with the EA, Wildlife Trusts and especially the Angling Trust, to deliver their plans.The hottest topic was the recruitment of young anglers into flyfishing, I have an idea this will continue for sometime!!!
Huge thanks for Jonathan for his talk on the Trusts work and we hope to work with you & the Trust in the very near future 🙂
**Waiting List** If you are in the top 30 and you haven’t heard from me this Autumn please email me on John@grhe.co.uk ASAP, because we have a few vacancies to fill..
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.
The Angling Trust's guidance for anglers during this second lockdown. Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown Click Here :-- Advice for Individual Anglers
Day Tickets are only available during the trout season and only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays. (season 1st April – 14th October)
The Police have made it quite clear that poaching is a crime in progress covered by the 1968 Theft Act. Members should always call 999 to report it and not phone the keeper. Without a report the police will not be aware of the extent of a problem.
If possible note or photo vehicles.
Stress if you are vulnerable/elderly or at risk of intimidation..
In order to give the call handler an accurate location they recommend putting the “what3words” app on your smartphone. Click here…
Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK: www.cormorantwatch.com The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.
Invasive plants and animals can carry diseases that kill fish, block waterways and banks, interfering with fishing. They can be small and hard to spot, so are easily spread on damp clothing and equipment.
Protect the environment and fishing you enjoy, by keeping your kit free of invasive plants and animals.
To find out more please visit
the NNSS Website