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Bhompston Beat 2018

There are a couple of spare slots on the Bhompston beat on the Frome just downstream of Dorchester for anyone who is interested. Subscription is £230 for the season (1st April – 30th September) for one named day a week. Please contact –  Geoffrey Edwardes

Kingston Mauward College

Brilliant working with a great bunch of students and their lecturer Neil Wilson as part of their wetland management course.

We picked out a site and the students carried out a detailed pre works survey of both the upstream and downstream limits, then we looked at clearing the channel, letting in light, leaving lots of LWD and creating much variation of habitat both in-stream and on the banks.

We will all be surveying the site over the coming year to hopefully see an improvement in both the flora and fauna.

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 –

If you would like to join the “Little Syndicate” for 2018 please contact John Aplin (  Telephone – 01305 257490

Happy Christmas 2017

Dorchester Fishing Club / Fishing for Schools raffle

This year the famous Dorchester Fishing Club is celebrating its 140th Birthday…  At the coming AGM and dinner we will be holding a grand raffle to raise money for the fabulous charity “Fishing for Schools

Raffle tickets will be on sale before and are available to all persons keen to support, you can e mail me  or ring me on 07889 680464 / 01305 257490 – we can post tickets…

Tickets priced at £5.00 will be on sale at Fridays Chalkstream Club, West Stafford Village Hall 7.30 pm 24th November .

Hows this for an amazing list of great raffle prizes…  Buy those tickets now folks….

DFC Dinner Grand Raffle Prizes

All funds raised are for the charityFishing for Schools

  • Sculpture by the lakesFishing lodge for four and fishing for two.
  • SportarmSmart Fly Fishing Place Mats and Fly Fishing For Pike book.
  • Charles R-WA day for one on the Frome at Frampton during Mayfly.
  • Russell BrownFramed Mayfly print..
  • Portland ShellfishLobster voucher.
  • The Wild Trout TrustCap and a free years membership.
  • Neil KeepA day for two on the river Otter at the Deer Park Hotel.
  • David BurtonTwo rather lovely Trout prints.
  • Orvis SherborneGift Voucher..
  • Casterbridge Fisheries LtdA day for two on the famous “Home Beat”
  • Wise Man West StaffordVoucher.
  • David MillerPrint.
  • Funky Fly TyingVoucher.
  • Ian MayHampshire Fly Fishing GuideCasting Lesson.
  • Devon School of Fly FishingA guided Salmon day for one rod, on a private beat on the river Taw.
  • Colin AndersonChampagne. 
  • Derwen Organic FarmVoucher.
  • Smokin Drag FilmsDVD and new film viewing
  • Ian StirlingDamson Gin.
  • John GrindleA bottle of Dorset’s finest wine
  • Simon WardTwo dozen hand tied Frome flies, with notes…
  • Kris KentFishpond fly waistcoat.
  • Lee MoretonA guided day foraging Fungi..
  • Tom PutnamA first day cover set of British River Fishes stamps -1983, along with a box of rather interesting items and notes..
  • Doug PritchardA box of Czech nymphs tied by real Czechs.
  • Conyers Tackle and Guns9ft 6″ fly rod reel and line.
  • Peter LeatherdaleTwo Trout landing nets and four bottles of fine red wine.
  • Gavin McCourtA fabulous days hurdle making or one or two people.
  • Tony TrickyA rather nice Single Malt.

A truly massive thank you to all those who have been so generous with their donated prizes…