Don’t forget to purchase your rod licence before the start of the season:-
BUT BEWARE THERE IS A ROGUE WEBSITE CLAIMING TO SELL ROD LICENCE
From the Environment Agency:-
We have come across a website claiming to sell rod licences on our behalf www.fishingrodlicence.com/index.htm
They advertise themselves as an application checking service, for which an additional administration fee is payable to the company.
We have no agreement with this site to sell licences.
In addition, anyone using this site to buy a one or eight-day licence is not asked for the date when they want to start fishing. This is critical to obtaining the correct short-term licence.
From our investigations it would appear that whilst this site is not breaking the law except possibly on Intellectual Property (IP) by using our logo it does have the potential to mislead the public into believing that this a sanctioned EA site and that we condone what it does.
We do not endorse this service. We are not associated with the website;
We are writing to the website owners to request that they remove the rod licence image, which we have not given them permission to use.
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..
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