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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
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    Fully Insured & Members of the IFM, The Wild Trout Trust, The Association of Ponds Lakes and Fisheries,
    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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    Chalk Stream Club Friday 30th November 2018

    The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its November social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 30th November 2018 starting at 7.30pm  Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

    We have a fabulous and rather important talk for this evening with the title ‘Poole Harbour catchment  – what’s happening on the ground to protect our river environments – an update on the Poole Harbour Catchment Partnership and the planned Biodiversity Catchment Delivery’

    To be very kindly delivered by – Nicola Hopkins – Poole Harbour Catchment Partnership Coordinator and Sarah Williams – Catchment Biodiversity Specialist.

    You should also have previously received your invite to the charity dinner, what fun this will be…. But you will need to book in fairly quickly 🙂

    Proudly supported by the Dorchester Fishing Club and the Dorset Chalk Stream Club,

    Sunninghill Prep School is delighted to host a charity evening in support of Fishing for Schools and Dorset

    and Somerset Air Ambulance.

    Tuesday 18th December | Drinks and Canapés 7pm | Carriages 11pm | Tickets £25

    RSVP receptionist@sunninghill.dorset.sch.uk or 01305 262306

    Join us for an evening of hearty dining, fine wines and entertaining after dinner speakers.

    The Drawing Room | Sunninghill Prep School | South Court | South Walks Road | Dorchester | DT1 1EB

    • 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 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

    European Sport Fishing Show

    See you all this weekend, 3rd and 4th of November – https://europeansportfishingshow.com/

    Please come and say hello, we are thrilled to be exhibiting at this show.

    Our stand will be promoting our fabulous chalk stream fishing and self catering holidays, along with all our fishery work.

    For the show only  we are running a friendly competition – enter your email address on the stand and you will be entered into a draw with a chance of winning a day for two people on our famous Home Beat on the river Frome in Dorset.

    Also grab an edible squirmy when passing….

    Thank you for stopping by at the European Sport Fishing Show last weekend, chatting and entering our prize draw.

    Congratulations to the winner – Mr Mike Renolds 🙂 Mike can you please make contact so we can arrange for your day on the Frome – john@riverworks.co.uk

    Chalk Stream Club

    The Dorset Chalkstreams Club will have its October, (post season) autumn social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 26th October 2018 starting at 7.30pm  Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

    Kris Kent will be giving us a talk with the title – “Fishing Food” a fishing life explored through food and friends.

    Kris Kent has been fly fishing and trotting for brown trout and grayling for over 20 years in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.

    He is Chief Guide at Chalk Stream Dreams, Fishing Manager at Orvis in Stockbridge, PR Officer for the Grayling Society and helps out The Wild Trout Trust with their online communications and events.

    Theo’s Balsam Bashing books will be available on the night for a small donation to the WTT.

     

    • 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 Dorset Foodie Family
    • 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

    Pictures tell a thousand stories…

    The foul winter weather meant a rather slow start to our year, but we are catching up, to say the least… Seriously busy all over southern England with a great variety of water and fish related contracts and as always a massive thank you to all involved 🙂

    Dorset Fly Fishing Competition

    Some great friends are putting together this seriously fun fly fishing social, as detailed below, a link here to the website so you can register –  https://www.dorsetflyfishing.co.uk/

    Looks like a fabulous day out, so much so I have just joined up for the day!!

    The aim of the Dorset Fly Fishing Competition is to bring Dorset anglers together and encourage the spirit of sportsmanship in fly fishing. Inspired by the World Fishing Day, we are inviting 28 fly fishers to take part in this special competition. Families are welcome to attend. Attention: registration is obligatory prior to attendance: https://www.dorsetflyfishing.co.uk/register.

    1st PRIZE: Handmade Split Cane Rod worth £1500, by Bespoke Fly Rods
    2nd PRIZE: Handmade Hunting Knife, worth £175, sponsored by Bespoke Fly Rods
    3rd PRIZE: A vineyard tour for two, courtesy of Langham Wine Estate and also a winemakers lunch for two after the tour, courtesy of Andrew James Catering Solutions and The Vineyard Cafe
    4th PRIZE: Fresh and Smoked Arctic Charr voucher, sponsored by Houghton Springs Fish Farm
    SPECIAL PRIZE – longest fish: £50
    Goody Bag worth £15 for each participant, sponsored by Conyers Gunshop – Angling Supplies – Home & Country

    Event sponsored by CIDER BY ROSIE.