Author: John Grindle

Duchy of Cornwall Water

The Managing Committee is pleased to announce that the Club has secured the lease on the Duchy of Cornwall waters for another 21 years. This covers water from Hangman’s Cottage to the by-pass at Whitfield Hatches and the Lower Water from below Deadman’s Pool to above 10-Hatches. To witness the four Trustees signing the lease, …

Last Cast Supper 2021 – UPDATE

Final arrangements have been made and everything is in place. The supper will have a 7.00pm start to give enough time to get drinks etc. The meal will start at 7.30pm. The price for the meal is £20.00p and may be paid to me via Bacs at Sort code 202662 Account no. 00590746. I hope …

Tom Fort – Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows

The Dorset Literary Festival have a talk by angling expert Tom Fort featuring his book “Casting Shadows”. His subject matter is the history of freshwater fishing from ancient times to the present day and promises to be informative and entertaining. The talk is on Wednesday 13th October at 2.00pm at the Dorford Centre,Top of Town …

Automatic Fly Fishing Reel?

Our Chairman Bryan Sennett is after a loan of an automatic fly fishing reel for a fly fisher who has lost some mobility in his right arm after a stroke. If you do have one that he could borrow, please contact Bryan directly email : Bryan Sennett

Angling Centre West Bay

We have been kindly offered 10% discount at Angling Centre West Bay – they stock a Hardy, Greys, Airflo, Cortland, Fulling Mill, Semperfli, Leeda, Veniard, Turrall, Wychwood and many more – they also have a great range of sea and course fishing tackle – just say you are a Member of the Dorchester Fishing Club. …

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Fisheries Team

Salmon Parr Tagging

Once again, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Fisheries Team will be Electric Fishing and tagging salmon and trout parr throughout stretches of Dorchester Fishing Club controlled River Frome between 25th of August and 17th of September. If you see us working please come and say hello. We would like to thank you all for, …

Keep Vigilant

Sorry to announce that another car, this time a Members guest’s car has been broken into parked at Lower Bockhampton. Please be vigilant and never leave any valuables on show, maybe best to park in the field through the double gates.

No fish in the river!

I decided to have a few casts on Tuesday evening to see if anything was happening. Not many rising fish at first but then a few sporadic feeders as I progressed upstream. Then I spotted a consistent rise midstream and covered it and then BANG. A waterspout erupted with ripples radiating out to the banks …

Whitfield Water 1987-1988

Photo by CDR F.B.B Hocking RN R'td

I have been going through the Club’s box of old photographs and found these sequence of images taken by CDR F.B.B Hocking RN R’td for the then Hon.Secretary J.J. Fisher. They show before and during the building of the western by-pass. Before the by-pass it was a beautiful meadow with the Frome flowing gently through …

Weed Cut Affpuddle Beat

A small and eventually wet team spent a few hours on Monday weed cutting on our Affpuddle Beat on the River Piddle, the river is looking very inviting now! (photos John Aplin)