I have just realised that I have not posted anything on the DFC blog for a while, rightly or wrongly I hoped that folks were reading my blog, so I did neglect the DFC one, for this I am sorry.
The clubs news letter is due in the very near future with detailed accounts of the season so far.
I feel that this season has been one of our better ones in terms of the weather and the fly life, in particular the Mayfly, and lots of nice e-mails, in particular from our day ticket anglers complementing the DFC fishing……
If any of you are at a loose end tomorrow and fancy getting wet, whilst working in the river please give me a ring on 07889 680464
Would you believe that last 24 hours of steady rain we had, had no effect on the river at all, we could really do with a drop more!
Oh and please can I have names for our river fly monitoring group, training starts next month.
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..
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