Yes when I first heard the Duchy were planning to develop the Red Cow Farm, St. George’s Road I was not surprised, but I was very worried on how it would affect the River. So yesterday John Aplin and I attended a public consultation exhibition to chat with the landscape architect.
First sight of the plans and what a relief, the field next to the river will be used for extra allotments and by extending Lubbecke Way to join St. Georges Road will be the main route to the tip and industrial estates. (map of the area)
We then discussed with the Duchy of Cornwall representative & their landscape architect on how we could improve this length of the river. It was a very productive hour and it was agreed (EA permission required) to add a couple of riffles and to re-profile the banks, just as we did on the Lower Water. Plus to convert the existing cattle drink into a children’s dipping pool!
What a great result for the Club and for the River – more I’m sure to follow on this.
Also received a few more photographs on the fish pass development at Loud’s Mill….
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