My good friend Glyn was down for a weekends fishing –
We arrived at Gascoyne Bridge around 8.30 and walked down to Fisherman’s Hut, we kept a good eye on the bull, but he look very tired for some reason!
Glyn fished on up and I dropped down a little further. Not a lot of fish were rising, but the clouds of BWO’s flying upstream were amazing.
When I reached Glyn he told me about 3 cracking trout he had already caught!
It was now 9.45 and the spinners were starting to fall and fish rising, so I leap frogged him and drop in to fish. It was a crazy 30 mins and we had fish rising all round. It all ended when I lost my fly and it was just too dark to tie another – so we headed home.
Saturday we fished at Seaton, plugging for bass and we ended the day with two mackerel!
Sunday we fished Chesil Cove, Glyn plugged for bass while I spearfished in the hope for some big bass – after two hours we were in the Cove Inn with a 3 1/2lb crab in the bag!
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.
The Angling Trust's guidance for anglers during this second lockdown. Fish safely, locally and respect the ‘rule of two’ during lockdown Click Here :-- Advice for Individual Anglers
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..
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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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