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Picture for today

I took this picture back in the July floods not far from our back door!

DWT Talk

September’s talk will be by Sarah Williams on the continuing DWT project to restore our rivers by eliminating aliens and promoting native species. 

Tuesday 18 September at 7:30 : “Fighting back the aliens: return of the natives”.

We’ve been bounced from the larger room at Herrison Hall, so will be using Toad Hall again.
Suggested donation £2 per person.

Further information on the Wild Rivers project can be found at

Electric Fishing

At last the water levels on the Frome were ok for us to get out and complete some pre-enhancement fish population surveys on the DFC water 

Lots more pictures on our Facebook page….

Help needed


Help with large salmon parr tagging program on the River Frome.

Every year the fishery biologists at The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust tag 10,000+ salmon parr throughout the River Frome. It’s a massive exercise involving lots of people, but provides an excellent opportunity for interested fishermen or members to experience electric fishing and tagging salmon on an important research program.

We require some volunteers to help with the field work. It could be for a day, a week or the whole month. Because it is outdoor work in and near rivers they should be physically fit.

If you are interested please contact:

Luke Scott

01929 401873

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club

The first meeting is on Friday 21st September 6.30pm at West Stafford village hall.

A very informal gathering of like minded people, an evening of fishing, fly tying, second hand tackle and chalk stream chat…..

Our first guest speaker to very kindly come forward for our launch of the “Chalk Stream Club” is Charles Jardine who will do a presentation with the title of “Fly fishing near and far”

• Presentation by Charles Jardine
• Bring any fly fishing tackle you would like to sell for the “Second Hand Tackle Table”
• Fly tying table, bring your vice and show us what you can do
• Information table, if you have any brochures you would like to put out please do
• DWT and EA Displays and information on their work on Chalk Streams
• Ideas for future gatherings, your chance to get involved
• Drinks can be bought over from the Wise Man

There will be a small charge on the door to cover the hire of the village hall.

If you would like to help out please ring John Aplin on 01305 257490 or e mail