The lower water is ready for the arrival of all the large machinery on Monday the 9th October, to create the 3 riffles, 3 willow groynes, and to re profile 200m of river bank, we also hope to have a fair bit media coverage, the start (ok a week later, due to weather) is a feat for southern chalk streams, being one of the larger projects, feel free to pop along, and see what is going on, could any visitors please ring me on 07889 680464 so I know you are coming on site and can supply you with a vizzy vest and a hard hat should plant be operating.
During the summer you will have noticed some of the banks closely strimmed, this is to remove any cover for wildlife, before the banks are dug out for the creation of our new wet margins, I am really excited about the start of this project, I will try to update the blog as we progress, and hope to do a presentation at the AGM.
More good news the new GRASS has now been sown in the meadow on the lower water, no more maize, thank you Noel.
I also attended a Vole and Mink workshop on the Frome at Bockhampton today that was a great success, if any of you fancy getting involved in a mink trapping program this winter give me a ring.
I see we are on count down to the end of the Trout season, don’t neglect our lady of the stream.
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