Monitoring Loud’s Mill Fish Pass
Since the fish pass was finished at Loud’s Mill Gauging Weir the Environment Agency has been monitoring how well fish have been using it. One part of this work has involved the capture and tagging of brown trout from above the weir and stocking them below. This was done in mid March and we have since been monitoring these fish as they ascend the fish pass.
If you decide to take a fish home you may find a tag (see picture below) in the belly of the fish.
If you are able it would be most useful if the tag was returned to us, at the following address, along with the date and exact location of the fish’s capture. This will enable us to fully understand the fate of those fish we tagged as part of this study.
Andy Martin, Environment Agency, Rivers House, Sunrise Business Park, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8ST
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.
To find out more please visit
the NNSS Website