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… https://get-fishing-licence.service.gov.uk/buy
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 …
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 https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3277
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 …
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