Regretfully we have decided to cancel the picnic. This is due mainly to the fact that the date seems to clash with other events and commitments, meaning that of those Members who have replied, only very few would be able to attend. It seems better to call it off now, and maybe try either for a date later in the summer or reconsider for next year – we will let you know of any new date.
Sorry to disappoint those who were intending to come.
A Club barbeque and picnic has been arranged for Sat 12th July (weather permitting), 3 pm onwards until early evening. Some may like to bring a rod…
This will be on the Lower Water; John Aplin will cut the grass and open the big gate for parking. We will set up a couple of gazebos and perhaps a small marquee and get a BBQ or two going so people can bring their own drinks and picnic and something to barbeque.
The invitation is extended to members, family and friends. Children and partners/guests can try their hand at a bit of fly casting. Glasses, crockery and cutlery to be brought by guests please.
Could you please send a quick reply to confirm whether or not you plan to attend, in order that we can get an idea of numbers. Email to Richard Miller
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.
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