Home quickly this evening to get changed into my fishing gear and straight down to the River for my last fishing trip of the season.. As I was getting ready a car pulled up and two old gents got out – fisherman. They were old members who were fishing on a day ticket, so I let them go upstream and I walked down to the Withy Bed.
River was stained from the rains and it was decidedly chilly. No fish stirred, although hopes were raised at the sight of two pale wateries drifting by. I managed a few small fish in the shallows, one was a silver bright grayling.
On up under the railway bridge, still nothing was moving, but I managed to attract a couple of fish to rise to the size 16 GRHE. My last fish of the season was caught at the head of the long pool; my stomach told me it was ready for dinner so it was time for home!
Last Fish & my trusty Gunnison (Ross Reels)
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.
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.
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