The River Frome Ecosystem on-line survey, is part of a project designed to enable local people to get more involved in decisions about their environment.
The surveys are specifically for people living and/or working in the river Frome catchment area in Dorset.
Please see below for some commonly asked questions.
About the Survey
The survey has two parts:
1. A quick question and answer form covering:
2. A chance to map your favourite natural areas using our interactive Google map.
How long will the survey and mapping exercise take to complete?
We estimate that the entire process should not take any longer than 30 minutes.
Please make sure you have sufficient time to complete the survey and mapping exercise in one session.
How will the data be used?
The survey data will be used to determine which aspects of the environment and the benefits that people get from it are most important to different groups of people (e.g. residents and tourists).
We will then be able to produce maps that show ‘hotspots’ for different ecosystem services and their value within the Frome catchment. These can be used by many different decision makers when determining the future of this busy, beautiful and biodiverse catchment.
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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