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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
  • River Projects & Maintenance
  • Lake Projects & Maintenance
  • Ponds and Water Feature Maintenance
  • Exclusive Chalkstream Fly Fishing & Accommodation
  • Please contact us for some friendly advice - John Aplin
    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"

    Latest Post

    35 years ago

    Looking through rather a lot of old photos earlier and I came across this one of me fishing at the age of 14 in the bridge pool for Grayling in the winter of 1981… Under the watchful eyes of my dear father and the late Brigadier Floyer Acland… Now our family home, The Dairy House and famous “Home Beat”

    Hut pool aged 14

    Casterbridge Fisheries Ltd

    August seems to have been another rather busy month (like every other)… Our delightful self catering Annexe is full and bookings are flying in for next year, great, you had better get booking guys if you want to holiday and fish here in the Frome Valley…

    Also seriously busy with our keepering on the Frome, and various other water based contracts… Not forgetting a little voluntary work helping the River Lab gang tagging Salmon Parr today….   Love it….  Not forgetting the link to the famous

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    Dorchester Fishing Club

    I cannot believe we are rapidly approaching the end of August… I think I can confidently say it has been a good season so far judging by the feed back from our members….

    Rather hot and humid this week, but still the work continues….  A massive thank you to Kevin for all his hard work…

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    Jurassic coast Carp rescue

    Dorset is simply stunning, and to spend a day netting Carp with views along the world famous “Jurassic Coast” was magical….

    All the carp were removed and safely re homed to make way for Great Crested Newts on one of the DWT nature reserves.

    A huge thank you to team Casterbridge Fisheries and all the DWT volunteers!

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    Pulling Balsam

    Kev and I spent all of Monday pulling Balsam, and we are out again today, fingers crossed with lots of volunteers from the DWT and DFC….  DFC update –

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