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The October rush……

We spend all our year steadily busy, in fact I have to say “fantastically busy”, so busy this year we have taken on an extra pair of hands, Elliot is doing a cracking job managing projects and can now turn out EA consents within our new office in record time…… It is all go and our team are buzzing, we have struggled to find time to do our blogs, face book and you tube accounts, chuckle as you may, facebook actually is some of our best advertising.

We all took time on our various projects today, Eel pass projects, Ed And Elliot in the office while Ashley and I had a blitz on the DFC water, it looked stunning and Ashley said he saw rising fish all over the fishery…… I have two day tickets avaliable

We carried out a pre enhancement survey on the Avon earlier this week and for the first time we recorded little Flounder in our depletion catch.


Our visiting angler here at the Dairy House had a Grayling over the magical three pound mark and several wild Brown Trout  on a very sunny day…..

New boom boat

Another stunning morning here in the Frome valley, early autumn mist over the water meadows as it was getting light, I have to grin as this is the view from our office window……..

Part of our team are off out jet washing salmonid spawning areas on the river Frome today, each year we are contracted by the EA to do this and last year we cleaned over 4000 sq m and were really pleased to watch Salmon spawning in some of these areas.

There is a HUGE amount of good work going on on our Dorset rivers, the FP&WDFA fund raising and delivering projects, the Dorset Wildlife Trust are also delivering lots of good work especially on rivers with no SSSI status and the Environment Agency are throwing everything they can into our rivers, all their fisheries and conservation staff are driven by a passion for our aquatic environment, and we are very privilaged to have such active bodies here in Dorset.

Those days of negitive doom and gloom for our rivers are gone, all the conservation bodies are now working together, its happy days, so onwards and upwards…………………………

On another subject, one of the services we offer is detailed electric fishing survey work, we have a full team of qualified staff and cover every aspect, back pack, boat wade and large water boom boat work, we were out surveying a deep water site last week, collecting data on a pollution site to put a case forward for a fish pass and further enhancement work.

We have made the Hardy website

Nick Hart and Henry Gilbey came over a week or so ago, and were seriously impressed with the fishing we have to offer, so much they wrote a piece for “Fin & Fly”….Many thanks guy’s….

Click the above link to have a read….

Dorchester Fishing Club

I have two day tickets avaliable for between now and the end of the season, please give me a ring on 01305 257490 to book them.

You Tube

We have added a You Tube Clips site to our website, and on top of this I just found that some kind soul has filmed us electric fishing on the Dorchester Mill Stream Project…Thank you….