A cold damp day didn’t stop a good turn out for the grayling workshop. John Aplin talked everyone through the art of nymph fishing, from using a sight indicator, to using two heavy nymphs Czech style. Along with all the different types of flies expertly tied by Harry Wallace.
Then Trev Stroud and Stuart Brown guided us through the art of trotting and the different styles of floats, reels and rods. They also proved to be a little more effective with their demo and actually caught a grayling during their presentation!!!
Quick (two hours!) lunch at The Wise Man, West Stafford and the afternoon everyone headed over to fish John Aplin’s water (The Dairy House) – what a great day and thanks to the instructors for all their time and expertise..
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.
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