What a week weather wise, snow, rain, gale force winds, sunshine and its not even April….
There is a hint of spring, yesterday was warm, and today we saw two Swallows, a Butterfly, lots of Olives and a rising fish.
The last gales caused a certain amount chaos, bringing down some large Willows between Fishermans Hut and the Otter Holt and one large Willow at Wolfton (another fabulous beat, what a portfolio the club has!), rather than just a tree clearing exercise, we managed to produce some rather fine Trout cover as you will see once you venture out in the coming season..
We have been busy (many thanks Elliot for your help) over the last few weeks, fencing, various tree work, seats, strimming, today we cleared a pool, that only the finest of casters dare fish, a four pounder on a large Sedge at last light lets wait and see, I promise you no one has cast a fly here for many years if at all.
Great news Simon Johnson fencing contractors start fencing at Ten Hatches on Friday…
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