Richard Slocock and I recently attended a course run by the “Riverfly Partnership” and the “Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust“, in fact John G and I have had our fair share of training over the last ten years in basic entomology, and I feel that now is the time to get you all on board.
As we are all aware invertebrates are valuable indicators of water quality and this course trained us in the population study of various indicator species, not only fascinating for us anglers, but more importantly, easy to do and simple to record.
We are setting up a group to closely monitor the Frome, Piddle and various little local streams, with myself as coordinator (with backing and full support from the Riverfly Partnership and the Frome Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries association)
This monitoring group is going to be set up with the help of lots of anglers to help look after our rivers, its great fun for families, and kids love it!
If any of you are interested in helping out, and getting trained up can you please get in touch with me……..
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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