Two new Members were shown around the Club’s water by Chairman Bryan Sennett, Rob Ayles and Keeper John Aplin. John and his team have also completed work under Poundbury ready for the new season – don’t forget to renew your rod fishing Licence… https://get-fishing-licence.service.gov.uk/buy
A slightly brighter day today.. A very good new members day yesterday despite the gale force winds and drizzle. We took the new rods over to view the Piddle beats first, then back to the Frome, lower water first then leapfrogging various bits, over to view the river Cerne, finishing up at Gasgoyne Bridge right …
We had a great morning showing three new members the delights of the DFC waters, starting on the river Cerne, which is a great plan B if the main river is carrying extra water, then heading over to the main Frome. Starting at our upstream limit at Gasgoyne then leap frogging downstream (via the Wolfeton …
A grand tour of the Club’s waters for the new Members today. A cold wind blew, so no rising fish were seen, but in one sheltered spot we did see a few hatching olives… Don’t for get to purchase a new EA Licence for the new season – Click here to buy from the official …
New Members Day is part of the build up to the season, we walk sections of the river showing new Members parking spots and access. This year is without doubt the coldest New Members Day yet, not a fly or a rising fish was seen. There has to be a dramatic turn in the weather …
What a fantastic turn out for the new members day. The weather was kind, but no rising fish were seen, although a grannom has been spotted – high hopes for some fly for the start of the season next week…
Just back from a grand tour of our fishing – we saw no rising fish, just plenty of water and lots of fishing talk….
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.
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.
To find out more please visit the NNSS Website