Called in on the river improvements on the Lower Water this evening and found John Aplin driving a dumper truck with a huge grin on his face. The works are going extremely well and hopefully fingers crossed they will be completed by the weekend.
The diggers have contoured long lengths of the Lower Water and 200 tons of gravel have created three lovely looking riffles.
I then drove to the Upper Water to meet a good friend who was fishing the day on a day ticket. He had an even bigger smile than John! Pale wateries had been hatching all day and he started at 10:30 with a 14 inch fish and ended with a 2 1/2lb fish – There are only 4 days left so make the most of this back end fishing and pay a visit to the Lower Water – you will be astonished!
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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