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Track Closed at Whitfield Farm

The track from Whitfield Farm to Whitfield Hatches (true right bank) on the Upper Water, is currently closed. There is a huge beech tree that is at a dangerous angle and could fall at any second. It is away from the river, but until it is sorted I would stay clear of fishing directly below …

Rural Crime

Again the club is pleased to be working closely with Rural Crime and the Environment Agency identifying poaching hotspots on the club water and other parts of the Frome. They are increasing their patrols, as a result of people ringing in and reporting poaching! Remember:- The Police have made it quite clear that poaching is …

AGM and Ladders

Our first and hopefully last online AGM was held last night and 24 Members attended, minutes will be sent out soon by the Honorary Secretary. One initiative the Chairman Bryan Sennett is keen to progress, is to install a few small ladders to allow access to and from a few steep sections. With this in …

Open Access Land

With the increase of walkers along the river banks, Members should be aware that some of our water is within Open Access Land and the general public have every right to be there. The meadows from Dorchester/Charminster Road up to Cuckoo Pound, are Open Access Land. Above this and to Gascoyne Bridge is private land …

Poaching

Following reports of poaching on the Club waters, the Chairman, together with John Aplin and two members met with representatives from Dorset police at Whitfield hatches on Sat.25th to discuss the problem. The police were extremely helpful and made it quite clear that poaching is a crime in progress covered by the 1968 Theft Act. …

Plight of the Chalkstreams

Nick Maskrey asks that members lobby their MP’s to join the new parliamentary committee and to finally do something about the pollution that pours into our rivers. “I have today sent this message to my MP – it would be a good idea if other members did the same…’As a fly fisherman for more than …

Wasp Nests **Updated**

There is a wasp nest under Poundbury just upstream of Kelly’s bridge, true left bank – SY 68273 91288 and also on the upper water at – SY 67350 91990 again true left, just where you slide in…. **UPDATE** 3rd August – two more nests above 10-hatches **UPDATE** 14th August – two more on the …

Weeding Cutting and Day Tickets

A small band of Members braced the wet conditions and helped River Keeper John Aplin with a weed cut on the Affpuddle beat. The beat is now looking in tip-top condition ready for the BWO evening rises. Unfortunately this beat is not available on a Day Ticket, but it is now possible to purchase Day …

Fly Culture Podcasts

With all forms of fishing currently out of bounds and I’m not even preparing for the start of the season on 1st April. To combat this, I suspect a lot of fly fishers are busy fly tying and reading old forgotten fishing books. There is however an excellent series of podcasts, produced by the Fly …

Coronavirus Update

Following the country wide restrictions which have been introduced due to Coronavirus, and the fact that there is now emerging clarity that fishing is not among the approved forms of daily exercise (and the associated essential travel) it is with regret that the Committee of Dorchester Fishing Club have decided that Members must not visit …