The Dorset Literary Festival have a talk by angling expert Tom Fort featuring his book “Casting Shadows”. His subject matter is the history of freshwater fishing from ancient times to the present day and promises to be informative and entertaining. The talk is on Wednesday 13th October at 2.00pm at the Dorford Centre,Top of Town …
Our Chairman Bryan Sennett is after a loan of an automatic fly fishing reel for a fly fisher who has lost some mobility in his right arm after a stroke. If you do have one that he could borrow, please contact Bryan directly email : Bryan Sennett
We have been kindly offered 10% discount at Angling Centre West Bay – they stock a Hardy, Greys, Airflo, Cortland, Fulling Mill, Semperfli, Leeda, Veniard, Turrall, Wychwood and many more – they also have a great range of sea and course fishing tackle – just say you are a Member of the Dorchester Fishing Club. …
Once again, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Fisheries Team will be Electric Fishing and tagging salmon and trout parr throughout stretches of Dorchester Fishing Club controlled River Frome between 25th of August and 17th of September. If you see us working please come and say hello. We would like to thank you all for, …
Sorry to announce that another car, this time a Members guest’s car has been broken into parked at Lower Bockhampton. Please be vigilant and never leave any valuables on show, maybe best to park in the field through the double gates.
I decided to have a few casts on Tuesday evening to see if anything was happening. Not many rising fish at first but then a few sporadic feeders as I progressed upstream. Then I spotted a consistent rise midstream and covered it and then BANG. A waterspout erupted with ripples radiating out to the banks …
I have been going through the Club’s box of old photographs and found these sequence of images taken by CDR F.B.B Hocking RN R’td for the then Hon.Secretary J.J. Fisher. They show before and during the building of the western by-pass. Before the by-pass it was a beautiful meadow with the Frome flowing gently through …
A small and eventually wet team spent a few hours on Monday weed cutting on our Affpuddle Beat on the River Piddle, the river is looking very inviting now! (photos John Aplin)
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