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A warm welcome to the WDAC Game section. The Club has two beautiful dedicated trout venues, three lakes in total at Winterborne Zelston and Rawlsbury.


See below for details on how to buy your game tickets and for up-to-date game-related news.


Dear Fellow Trout Anglers


I am pleased to report we have now restocked Winterbourne Zelston, in accordance with our trout stocking policy. The lake is once again brim full of magnificent rainbow trout (as well as the brown trout from previous stockings). We have been able to maintain the superb quality and size of rainbow trout that we stocked at the end of October. Also we have once again been able to stock a few “trophy” sized fish, although you won’t be disappointed with the average size of fish generally. It is worth remembering that we are only able to stock this quality and quantity of fish with such a very reasonable price for a two fish ticket by operating a strict catch and keep policy for the rainbow trout. Hence the club rule prohibiting catch and release for the rainbow trout for all members and guests. There is no restriction on the number of tickets you may purchase in a day, however.


There are some very large trout in Zelston now, which, if hooked, will give you and your tackle a real test. Can I therefore advise fishing appropriate strength tippets. A 6lb tippet will have a 4lb breaking strain (approx) at the knots which might well prove inadequate against the bigger fish. In order to reduce the risk of losing a trophy fish (if I am lucky enough to hook one) and avoid fish being left with hooks in mouths and trailing tippet I fish a 9.5lb tippet which seems to work very well.


Dates for diaries:


The Game Section AGM is pencilled in for the evening of Tuesday, March 17th in Corfe Mullen. Confirmation will be sent out to all club members in the next newsletter. I very much hope to see as many of you there as possible to talk about tackle testing trout and also to review how the game section is doing, to look at the year ahead and to answer any questions you may have.


Rawlsbury is due to open on March 1st and we will restart our monthly work parties there in March. They are held on each second Tuesday of each month and volunteers are very welcome. No skills or experience are needed and we have jobs for all abilities. They are a fun, convivial few hours in lovely countryside and in the company of like minded people. Please contact me if you would like to come along.


I hope as many of you as possible find the time to fish Winterbourne Zelston. It really is a very high quality fishery at a very reasonable ticket price.


Tight Lines




For Winterborne Zelston


A Two Fish Ticket

Member - £20        Guest - £25


**A Three Fish Ticket**

Member - £30


For Rawlsbury Lakes


A Two Fish Ticket

Member - £20         Guest - £25


**A Three Fish Ticket**    

Member - £30        (Catch and release on Viners as usual)


A Four Fish  Ticket

Member - £40          Guest - £50


A Five Fish Ticket

Member - £50      Guest - £60


Trout tickets are available online to members to buy using Paypal but you require a password to access the 'Buy Tickets Page'.


If you do not have a password please email the Game Secretary gamesecretary@


When using a PayPal receipt please record your catch return and PayPal purchase on the special tickets provided at the venues and post this in the returns box; as well as recording on the catch return sheets.


Trout tickets can also be obtained for members and their guests at:


Conyers, West Street, Blandford


Castaways, 78 Ashley Road, Poole, BH14  9BN


Wessex Angling, 321 Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 3DH




Member - £30 This is an end of season special ticket, meaning you can visit either venue multiple times until you reach your 3 fish quota. Please inform Nigel of catch reports, including nil returns.


Further details on all of our waters and concessions.


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