It was decided at the recent Managing Committee meeting to close the waiting list at the end of 2021. We now have 107 people waiting to join the Club and we felt that those joining the end of this list, will have to wait approximately 12+ years before being offered a place. We will of course reopen the list when it becomes more manageable. The long waiting list proves that we are maintaining the river in a way that many anglers desire, lots of wild bits that our beautiful wild trout also love.
On a lighter note, fellow Member Charles Jardine mentions the River Frome in his article in the November edition of the Fly Fishing & Fly Tying magazine. He describes the best leader to use on the Frome and also an excellent spinner pattern – so well worth grabbing a copy before they are all gone.
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.
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the NNSS Website