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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 john@riverworks.co.uk  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…

Autumn

Possibly one of the finest times of the year… Strutting the water meadows at first light…

Drowners Hut

Not sure if you saw this little piece in the echo a few weeks ago…  We laid on a lovely guided river walk for a group and this appeared a few days later 🙂

Home Beat…. Brown Trout…

It is true…..  No blog posts for ages, sorry but we have been so stupidly busy, which is great….  With mobile phone technology as it is with social media we have been using Twitter and Facebook as it is so quick…

Mrs A made me take the afternoon off and we had just the most brilliant afternoon in the Wise Man, amazing food and a splash of wine and then a wonder along our “Home Beat” as slowly as possible….

I cannot tell you how chuffed I am… Spotted this bad boy sipping down BWO’s between the weed at “split path pool” you know its a good fish when its nose comes up to eat the fly followed by its dorsal, then the tail….   Second cast after what seemed forever sneaking up on it…  On a tiny little spinner pattern….  www.chalkstreamflyfishing.co.uk 

 

Boat for sale

After a lot of thought and a rising obsession to find a monster brown trout here in Dorset this season I have decided to sell my little boat…. I just would love for someone else to have as much fun as we have had exploring the fabulous inshore fishing we have along the Jurassic coast…   Summer is on its way….

A 15ft Quick Silver aluminium boat with a 15hp Mariner outboard engine, all in very good order, fish finder, anchor, oars, trailer, rod holders etc…..   £2500.00  if your interested please give me a ring on 01305 257490 or 07889 680464  NOW SOLD