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Dorset Wildlife Trust River Monitoring AGM

Salmo Trutta

We are looking forward to seeing our advert in this years Wild Trout Trust magazine.

salmo trutta advert

Light at the end of the tunnel

I think all of us as anglers, fly fisher folk are full of optimism, we have struggled through the winter with some seriously scary weather…. BUT there could be a glimmer of hope, I did venture out today with a friend and new member of the Dorchester Fishing Club

We found a cracking pod of fish in a pool on a carrier, far from the madding flow of the main river and had over 30 stunning Grayling all on flies tied by my good mate Harry Wallace (come and see his stall at the next gathering)..

I think the Frome is open for business, if you take care….


For a little light entertainment on a Friday night check out Fly Fishing Guide Hank Patterson


A great picture taken by John Grindle “High Speed Trotting”…


Fly Fishing Fairs I have to say what a great weekend…. Fly Fair and two big Frome Grayling…..  A great event, loads of stands and lots of people!!!

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There is a fly fishing event coming up in the West Country, perhaps the Chalk Stream Club should lay on a coach what do you think ?

Roadford Fly Fair 2014 – Sat 1 Mar 2014 Calling all fly fisherman, both novice and advanced!

On Saturday 1 March Roadford Lake will be hosting the annual South West Fly Fair, organised by South West Lakes Trust.

The event includes the opportunity to watch and learn from some of the greatest fly-tiers in the region, brush up on casting skills, see and try the latest tackle and listen to a series of guest speakers.

With a variety of activities on offer the event is definitely one not to be missed! The fair will run from 10am – 4pm and will include trade stands, fly tying demonstrations and clinics and the opportunity to learn from the experts and have a go yourself. The bar will be open for food and refreshments all day.

Fishing experts at the event will include; Charlies Jardine, Mike Weaver, Russ Symons, Simon Kidd and Gary Champion. South West Lakes Trust season permits will be on sale on the day at a discounted price.

For more information please contact Ben Smeeth by calling South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930 or email