Latest Posts Under: River Work

River Work and New Members Day

Two new Members were shown around the Club’s water by Chairman Bryan Sennett, Rob Ayles and Keeper John Aplin. John and his team have also completed work under Poundbury ready for the new season – don’t forget to renew your rod fishing Licence…

River Work Complete

It can rain now, during the recent settled weather, John Aplin and his team have completed the close season tree clearing for this year and the Club’s water is ready for the coming season.

River Work and Otters

River levels have dropped allowing John Aplin and his team (Kev, Fred, plus Rob & dog) to get on tidying the willows just upstream from the Withy Bed. Otter Leftovers! Whilst walking up the Lower Water we came across the remains of this rather good sized sea trout. My watch is a guide to the …

Spring Trim

John Aplin and Fred Harris have been busy trimming the banks along the Southover beat on the River Piddle. The main river is currently in full flood, please don’t rush to fish it for a few days! River levels at Loud’s Mill

New Fence

There is currently a new fence being erected from Mohun’s Bridge up to the railway bridge (Under Poundbury), don’t worry there will be plenty of stiles. The fencing company were Rob and Gilly Milne, who through great workmanship, skill and general hard work provided us with a solid fence and one that will last for …

Work Continues

This year the river has dropped enough to enable work on the willow’s below Poundbury Fort. With John’s new winch, life is certainly a lot easier pulling huge limbs out of the river, before they are cut up.

Upper Water River Work

Even during lockdown work continues to prep the River ready for the start of the season. Sadly no work parties, they are permitted, but it has been decided to err on the side of caution. John Aplin and his small team have just completed work on the Upper Water, leaving one huge willow to winch …

COVID Work Parties

With current COVID restrictions and the need to control numbers, it was decided not to open this winters work parties to all Members – don’t worry we will be after plenty of volunteers next winter! This Friday, two small COVID compliant teams did sterling work, one on the Stinsford Side Stream and the other on …

River Work and Found Net

John Aplin and his team continue their work, this time on the Southover Beat on the River Piddle. They have also worked on the Upper Water where they found a landing net, if you have lost one, please contact John via his mobile: 07889 680464 or email:

COVID and River Work

It has been decided that work parties are put on hold, especially during the second lockdown. Hopefully in December a few Members will be allowed to help the Keeper, until then he will continue to work using his team of Kevin and Sunni. They have been busy tree clearing and so far they have done …