I would like to thank you for a really enjoyable days fishing on the beat
at Bockhampton on 14th July – it was a really memorable day on your
magical stretch of the Frome and it was a real privilege to fish this
lovely stretch of river.
Although the day had its challenges – a fairly persistent wind and
occasional rain, I had a really brilliant day. Your advice for a 7’6″ #4
rod was spot on and although I only “landed” 3 fish (all safely returned)
all on a GRHE Nymph (14), I did manage to get a number of rises to my dry
fly in some of the slower pools and glimpsed a few dark monsters in
various lies along the beat!
I thought that you had achieved just the right balance of vegetation and
access both on the banks and in the river itself and the rough areas away
from the bank were a wonderful natural setting for wildlife. The fish were
excellent sport, quick and feisty but not impossible to catch and a good
number were evident throughout the beat.
I can only say how envious I am of your members who are able to fish this
beat on a regular basis – it was a real pleasure and a privilege to be
able to fish this beat myself.
Many thanks for a really enjoyable day – I hope I will be able to visit
you again soon. Keep up the good work.
PS the Pub was an excellent recommendation – great lunch!
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.
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