Today the fishing was much more encouraging with quite a few rising fish especially above Loud’s Mill and up to Lubeck Way. There were Grannom on the water and a prolific hatch of a black fly which had the swallows swooping to the river surface to pick them off. The fly hatch was at its best between about 1230 and 1430 and some decent trout were beginning to show. I fished with a Grannom and this usually got some response.
Perhaps I would have done better with a Greenwell but I thought that it would be a good idea to try something else. I landed five small fish and had lots of tugs on the fly. I did get into a couple of good fish for a few seconds but as the best fish often do, they got off the hook. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable day with enough rising fish around to keep life interesting. There weather conditions were ideal with little wind and an overcast sky.
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.
The Angling Trust's guidance for anglers during this second lockdown. Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown Click Here :-- Advice for Individual Anglers
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.
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