Quick check of the Upper Water this afternoon, we found a few trees down and fences that need moving after the floods. Lots of TLC required before the new season, so please come along if you are free, even if you just come along to give moral support!!!
Work parties as follows, as long as conditions allow
1. Friday 14th March 9.00am Whitfield Hatches – Stiles and moving fence.
2. Saturday 15th March 9.00am Loaders Garage – Stiles at Giffords
3. Friday 21st March 9.00am Loaders Garage – Stiles on the Carter Water
4. Friday 28th March 9.00am Long Bridge – Bridge building in Cricket Bat wood
PS> Membership Cards, Catch Returns Cards, March Newsletter & Day Tickets are in the post!
Here is the Chairman surveying the damage and nailing signs up this afternoon.
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