Finally the work to build the Loud’s Mill Fish Pass has started:- here’s a short update from the EA.
“The construction works for the fish pass at Louds Mill weir started yesterday, with the work scheduled to be completed in 9 weeks. This week will see the site being set up and they are due to start breaking into the left hand concrete abutment next week, this will be done in the dry.
The design of the scheme will see a lot less in-river works than last year so there should be considerably less disturbance to the channel.
The contractors are fully aware of the sensitive nature of the area. They are happy for people to observe the work going on, but have understandably asked that their site boundaries are respected. I will arrange some formal site visits for us all once the significant construction stages are reached.”
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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