The early evening was hot and sultry and the river low and clear. There were still plenty of mayflies hatching, but strangely the trout were ignoring them. Further up I noticed Blue-winged Olives and the trout were already onto them. I had a little pattern in the box in a size 18, tied with a …
Had a very memorable evening fish with my good friend Adrian, who is down for a weeks fishing. We bumped into the Chairman who was enjoying the carrier, catching a few fish on a large humpy pattern. There were already spinners in the air and one rested on my rod for a while. We had …
Martin, Zdenek and Vlada are Doug’s guests over from the Czech Republic and tonight they fished the Frome. We decided to fish around 10-Hatches as only one had waders, which meant that during the evening they had to complete the 10-Hatch Challenge! Zdenek almost there, while Martin & Doug wait their turn Although it was …
Good to see a couple of day ticket gentlemen enjoying the river, although they could have done without the battle with the wind this morning! I sneaked over to a Lilliput sized stream and found a Gulliver size trout (the evening rise didn’t materialise) Lilliput Stream but a Gulliver sized trout!
We had a very enjoyable visit, and although there was no great rise, spinners from 4.00 to 6.00, and sedges from 7.00 to 10.00 kept us busy. I had a beauty of 18″ 300yds up from Bockhampton bridge at 9.45, safely returned. I have known the DFC water for over 40 years now, and can …
Weather was perfect as I made my way 1/2 mile downstream to fish the evening rise back to the car. It was then I realised I had forgotten my glasses and spent the next 30 minutes trying to thread my fly on! Thankfully I was successful in the end and fished on up with a …
John Went to the upper water last night, found the Wrackle water-level nearly up to winter levels because of the greenery – silly me, thinking I could just walk across dry shod to the main river at the end of a dry spell in September! Hooked and lost one good Wrackle fish in one of …
Just back from an evenings fishing with John, it wasn’t electric, but John had a fish on a daddy long legs pattern.. John watches his fly
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.
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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.
Biosecurity for Anglers
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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