Tuesday 15 November 7:30 pm
Herrison Hall — Charlton Down — Watts Room
Speaker: Sarah Williams, DWT Dorset Wild Rivers Officer
We shall fight them on the river banks : defeating the aliens
It’s big, it’s strong, it comes from the Himalayas and it stifles any living thing within reach. No, not the mythical yeti, but the alien plant Himalayan balsam, which is leading an invasion of Dorset’s rivers. Dorset Wildlife Trust & Dorset Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) have launched an offensive to give this and other harmful alien plants the elbow before it is too late for native river wildlife.
‘Return of the Natives’ is a 3 year project to remove Himalayan balsam from the Frome, its tributaries and other local rivers, and to examine the extent of the threat from other alien plants.
This will be a progress report and an encouragement for anyone interested to join the battle – or is it a brush war?
Contact for info: Allan Reese 01305 269912
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