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We are an established company, specialising in all aspects of water, fishing and fishery management.

  • A Dorset based Fishery Management Company
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    Fully Insured & Members of the IFM, The Wild Trout Trust, The Association of Ponds Lakes and Fisheries,
    The Frome Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association, Salmon & Trout Association, Angling Trust


    Below is my informal blog, keeping you updated with anything that might be of interest..... "Enjoy"


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    Chalkstream Club 2nd March 2018

    The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its March, (pre season) spring social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 2nd March 2018 starting at 7.30pm  Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

    Bill Beaumont from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust will kindly be giving us a talk with the title – SAMARCH for Sea Trout

    The GWCT is proud to be the lead partner on a major EU-funded programme that will provide vital research on rapidly declining salmon and sea trout (salmonid) populations. The work will focus on five rivers, estuaries and coastline in the Channel area: the Rivers Frome, Tamar, Scorff, Oir and Bresle. This internationally significant project will involve working with several other British and French institutions in a bid to halt and even reverse declining salmonid populations.

    Read more here – https://www.gwct.org.uk/blogs/fisheries-blog/2017/may/samarch-gwct-to-lead-on-major-new-research-into-declining-salmon-and-sea-trout-populations-in-the-channel-area/

    • Please bring a plate of good food to pop on the buffet table.
    • A bottle of your favourite tipple, or grab a drink from the Wise Man Inn
    • Bring along any of your unwanted tackle, flies and books to sell on the second hand tackle table, and if you would like to have a stand (FOC), just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –  john@riverworks.co.uk
    • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalk stream and fly fisher folk.
    • News on meetings coming over this winter. Could you please avoid parking in the pub car park, use the village hall car park, in front of the pub or please park at our house (The Dairy House, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will again be freeof charge.
    • The heating and website will again be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
    • The Dorset Wildlife Trustthrough the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have again very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

    Little Syndicate Rods for 2018

    Hi Folks I am looking for a handful of nice fly anglers to fill up our “Little Syndicate” for this year.

    The Little Syndicate 2018 – NOW FULL FOR 2018

    The Little Syndicate will be limited to twenty anglers this 2018 season, each paying an annual subscription of £200.00, due in January, which allows unlimited fishing on all of the Little Syndicate’s rather lovely waters.

    Four lovely beats on three very different little rivers, a year’s fishing including fabulous Mayfly hatches and winter Grayling fishing.

    Brown Trout fishing 1st April to 15th October
    Grayling fishing 16th June to 14th March

     

    River Frome – Lower Wraxall Brook 

    *New beat from 2017  (ST 57705 00859)  Wild Brown Trout 

    The Little syndicate has exclusive use of a mile of the Wraxall Brook, which is a small tributary of the River Frome in the depths of this beautiful county. This is true Lilliput fishing for stunning wild brown trout amongst its tiny riffles, fallen trees, pocket water and larger pools which makes it ideal for ultra-light tackle, even Tenkara.

    River Frome – Watery Beats  (SY 76750 91285) Wild Brown Trout and Grayling

    This is a carrier, locally known as the “North Stream” only a couple of miles downstream of our Dairy House in West Stafford near Tincleton.

    We have the true left bank upstream of the bridge for two fields and the true left bank downstream of the lane for one field, a total of just under half a mile of wild fishing.

    You will need to wade these beats and it is ideal for a few hours fishing in search of a large Grayling or a wild Brown Trout. (I do let a very occasional house ticket)

    River Piddle – Ilsington Park 

    *New beat from 2017  (SY 75795 94570) Wild Brown Trout 

    On the upper Piddle, another one of Dorset’s stunning chalk streams, at Puddletown, behind old metal gates and a walled garden, flowing through stunning parkland, about 850 m of fishing on the true right bank.

    The Dairy House Carrier  (SY 73366 90195)  Wild Brown Trout and Grayling

    This is another classic piece of wild Chalk Stream fishing, a field away from our famous “Home Beat” another half a mile of fishing, Grayling and Trout..  We do have the occasional house guest on this beat.

    This will also allow you one day on our “Home Beat” to suit… Wild Brown Trout and Grayling 

    This is a rather special syndicate with lovely people passionate about their wild fishing…  We also have at least one work party on our beats, a great way to meet other members and to learn a little bit about “River Keeping”.

    During the 2017 season several Grayling over the magical 3lb were caught along with a rather special Brown Trout of over 4lbs.

    A little more to read – http://www.chalkstreamflyfishing.co.uk/chalkstream-fly-fishing/little-syndicate/

    If you would like to join the “Little Syndicate” for 2018 please contact John Aplin (John@riverworks.co.uk)  Telephone – 01305 257490

    Chalkstream Club January meeting

    The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its January winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 26th January 2018 starting at 7.30pm

    Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

    Many of you have expressed an interest in Dorset Police coming to do a talk on “Rural Crime in Dorset” well tonight is that night – PCSO Tom Balchin the Rural Engagement Officer of the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team will be speaking, showing slides and answering your questions.

    Also –

    You may remember that Dorchester Fishing Club held a celebration 140th dinner and organised a rather “Grand Raffle” to raise some funds for “Fishing for Schools”…

    What a success!!  

    A massive thank you to all who bought raffle tickets and donated the amazing prizes.

    You may know that the DFC was founded in the year 1877.

    The truly staggering amount raised was £1877.00 and the cheque for Fishing for Schools will be presented to Mr Charles Jardine at tonight’s Chalkstream Club.

     

    • Please bring a plate of good food to pop on the buffet table.
    • A bottle of your favourite tipple, or grab a drink from the Wise Man Inn
    • Bring along any of your unwanted tackle, flies and books to sell on the second hand tackle table, and if you would like to have a stand (FOC), just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –  john@riverworks.co.uk
    • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalk stream and fly fisher folk.
    • News on meetings coming over this winter. Could you please avoid parking in the pub car park, use the village hall car park, in front of the pub or please park at our house (The Dairy House, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will again be freeof charge.
    • The heating and website will again be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
    • The Dorset Wildlife Trust through the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have again very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club

    Happy Christmas 2017

    Chalkstream Club November Meeting

    The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its second winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 24th November 2017 starting at 7.30pm

    Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

     “Watermeadows: their history and value to anglers” with Michael Heaton –

    An archaeologist, historian and fly-fisherman, Mike has a keen interest in watermeadows and is the founder of watermeadows.org

    The work Mike and his team have carried out on the watermeadows of the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire is fascinating, and Mike is very kindly coming to share this watery passion with us, another evening not to be missed!

    http://www.michaelheaton.co.uk/ and http://www.watermeadows.org/

    There will also be a stand featuring a rather fine Fly Rod Builder “Tom Regula” Looking for that little treat for Christmas, check out Tom’s website – www.tomregularods.co.uk

    • Please bring a plate of good food to pop on the buffet table.
    • A bottle of your favourite tipple, or grab a drink from the Wise Man Inn
    • Bring along any of your unwanted tackle, flies and books to sell on the second hand tackle table, and if you would like to have a stand (FOC), just give me a ring  01305 257490 or ping me an email –  john@riverworks.co.uk
    • Please bring friends along to meet fellow Chalk stream and fly fisher folk.
    • News on meetings coming over this winter. Could you please avoid parking in the pub car park, use the village hall car park, in front of the pub or please park at our house (The Dairy House, map at the bottom of this link) just a short walk from the village.  Entrance for this winters gatherings will again be freeof charge.
    • The heating and website will again be sponsored by West Dorset Foodie
    • The Dorset Wildlife Trustthrough the Dorset Wild Rivers Project have again very kindly sponsored the hire of the village hall for the  Dorset Chalk Stream Club