In past years with low summer levels our smaller beats are usually left in peace after the Mayfly period, but after two extremely wet winters, slightly higher ground water levels (and a Chairman with masses of enthusiasm) the River Keeper John Aplin spent a good day prolonging the fishing season on the river Cerne. So …
Saturdays work party on the River Cerne was held in glorious warm November sunshine, totally the opposite of the forecast. We had a great morning clearing one or two fallen trees and blockages, thank you to Alan and Gary for coming out to help. Please keep an eye on the DFC website for future work …
It was the turn of the River Cerne & Wolfeton Fishery to have their pre-season tidy up. Many thanks to John, Richard, Bryan, Jim, Rod & Dave, it was a great to see so many giving up their time on such a wet day. Both waters are now looking great and already for the start …
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.
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.
Biosecurity for Anglers
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