After yesterdays downpour the River Frome is up and coloured. Today I joined the River Keeper (John Aplin) on his rounds. It is amazing to see so much water about, but with the aquifers already full there is only one place the rain can go – downstream!!! Lower Bockhampton Looking Towards Grey’s Bridge
After a fairly long dry spell, John G took all our lovely summer weather on holiday with him, replacing it with a few incredable rain showers and some cooler weather, this has done wonders for the river giving it a well deserved flush through and a little top up. The BWO hatches have been a …
Despite the sunny days and the wind coming from the SW, it has remained fairly cold, thus hampering the Grannom hatches, there has been the odd flurry, a few Olives, Hawthornes, and Daddys. As a result of this there has been little fishing taking place, the odd rising fish, only in sheltered places. The fishing …
Friday evening the river was running clear, during the night we must of had a huge cloud burst, causing the Frome to colour up, so apologies for today’s information, as long as it does not rain again Sunday will be fine! A little colour, but fining down…… The Lower water after topping…..
The forecast for today would appear to be sunny and warm ! A lot of the colour has dropped out of the river making way for a good weekend of fishing. I would therefore suggest that we all make the most of it as there are only about four weeks left! One of our rods …
You will all be pleased to know that the river is back to normal, safe to make a journey from however far away you live, even Prague! But….. they do give a drop of rain on Thursday! I must go fishing, today…….
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