Well what a fantastic indian summer, but a little hot and bright for spectacular fishing, add to that crystal clear and low water and you narrow it down again to that good old percentage, ten percent of the anglers catching ninety percent of the fish.
John G and I spoke in detail about some more in stream projects, backed by a meeting with the managing comittee back in January, followed by a fair amount of work obtaining plans, consents and with a huge thank you to the EA, funding!
We are gradually running out of room to do any more in stream works, but this latest project takes in some of the Stinsford side stream and the construction of six flow deflectors, three willow mattress islands on the upper water, bank revetment under the poundbury railway bridge, various tree work, well more than enough to keep us busy untill November.
I will update the blog as progress is made, and if any of you fancy helping out please give me a ring.
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