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Automatic Fly Fishing Reel?

Our Chairman Bryan Sennett is after a loan of an automatic fly fishing reel for a fly fisher who has lost some mobility in his right arm after a stroke. If you do have one that he could borrow, please contact Bryan directly email : Bryan Sennett

Angling Centre West Bay

We have been kindly offered 10% discount at Angling Centre West Bay – they stock a Hardy, Greys, Airflo, Cortland, Fulling Mill, Semperfli, Leeda, Veniard, Turrall, Wychwood and many more – they also have a great range of sea and course fishing tackle – just say you are a Member of the Dorchester Fishing Club. …

Last Cast Supper 2021

After the success of the first Last Cast Supper, I wondered if it would be a good idea to have another one. I have provisionally arranged a date of 15th October and the format would be the same as before. The venue is West Stafford Village Hall and food catered for us from the Wise …

Keep Vigilant

Sorry to announce that another car, this time a Members guest’s car has been broken into parked at Lower Bockhampton. Please be vigilant and never leave any valuables on show, maybe best to park in the field through the double gates.

Track Closed at Whitfield Farm

The track from Whitfield Farm to Whitfield Hatches (true right bank) on the Upper Water, is currently closed. There is a huge beech tree that is at a dangerous angle and could fall at any second. It is away from the river, but until it is sorted I would stay clear of fishing directly below …

Rural Crime

Again the club is pleased to be working closely with Rural Crime and the Environment Agency identifying poaching hotspots on the club water and other parts of the Frome. They are increasing their patrols, as a result of people ringing in and reporting poaching! Remember:- The Police have made it quite clear that poaching is …

AGM and Ladders

Our first and hopefully last online AGM was held last night and 24 Members attended, minutes will be sent out soon by the Honorary Secretary. One initiative the Chairman Bryan Sennett is keen to progress, is to install a few small ladders to allow access to and from a few steep sections. With this in …

Open Access Land

With the increase of walkers along the river banks, Members should be aware that some of our water is within Open Access Land and the general public have every right to be there. The meadows from Dorchester/Charminster Road up to Cuckoo Pound, are Open Access Land. Above this and to Gascoyne Bridge is private land …

Poaching

Following reports of poaching on the Club waters, the Chairman, together with John Aplin and two members met with representatives from Dorset police at Whitfield hatches on Sat.25th to discuss the problem. The police were extremely helpful and made it quite clear that poaching is a crime in progress covered by the 1968 Theft Act. …

Plight of the Chalkstreams

Nick Maskrey asks that members lobby their MP’s to join the new parliamentary committee and to finally do something about the pollution that pours into our rivers. “I have today sent this message to my MP – it would be a good idea if other members did the same…’As a fly fisherman for more than …