The Draft Report of the River Frome Rehabilitation Plan is now available for public consultation. The Draft Report is available electronically at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/Frome or hard copies can be viewed at the public libraries in Wareham and Dorchester between 1st November – 1st December. The River Frome has many interest groups and to help us ensure that key local issues are addressed and agreed by as many groups as possible in the Final Plan we welcome your views on this draft report.
The River Frome Rehabilitation Plan is being undertaken to provide, on a reach by reach basis, proposals that should help the River Frome Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) move into favourable condition. The plan aims to improve the physical condition of the River Frome SSSI allowing the river to exhibit natural processes which in time will enable the river to support, in good numbers, the range of habitats and species that are part of the SSSI designation, such as Atlantic salmon, water crowfoot (Ranunculus) and Cettis warblers.
Throughout the consultation we will look to make all comments (excluding personal information) publicly available on our website. This includes comments received online, by email, post and by fax.
How to respond
There are a number of ways you can let us know your views.
Online – at www.environment–agency.gov.uk/frome
By email or letter – You can submit your response by email or letter, using the contact details below.
Organisation: Environment Agency
Contact Name: Alasdair Maxwell
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Telephone: 01258 483460
Other Contact Information: Rivers House, Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford DT11 8ST
What happens next?:
The Plan will remain on the internet until 1st December. If you do have any comments please make sure that we have received them by 10th December, and they will be acknowledged and considered in the Final Plan. This process will allow us to identify what the biggest issues are for implementing the plan and where in the catchment they are located.
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.
If possible note or photo vehicles.
Stress if you are vulnerable/elderly or at risk of intimidation..
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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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