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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.

MAY LATEST LAKES REPORT

Dear Fellow Trout Anglers

 

Great news - Rawlsbury is open as of today, Monday 18th May.

 

As I’m sure you all know, Rawlsbury became choked with weed last summer, curtailing the season which was extremely disappointing. Work Parties in September last year did cut at the base a very large amount of the weed in Chapmans (a Herculean effort), but the quantity proved far too much to be able to be removed. Cowleaze was also choked with weed. Through the very wet and mild winter we have left the fishery, then come February the ground was too wet to get near the lakes. As the ground dried out lockdown arrived! We were first able to inspect the fishery last week and discovered, miraculously, that the weed in both Chapmans and Cowleaze has completely gone! We therefore carried out a water quality check to ensure that nothing was amiss. This came back all OK - very good oxygen levels. We have now fully stocked Rawlsbury this morning so tickets are able to be purchased via the website as normal.

 

The fish stocked are of the new higher average size - bigger than we have previously stocked in Rawlsbury. The average is 1.5kg (3lb 5oz) but frankly, very many of them looked bigger than that! They are fighting fit and will test leaders and knots so don’t go undergunned. Please remember both Chapmans and Cowleaze are strictly catch and take - no catch and release on these lakes. Viners remains strictly barbless hooks and strictly catch and release so you may fish on (with crushed barbs) after you have caught your limit, if you wish. Please minimise handling of fish caught in Viners - ideally unhook in the water. Try not to use landing nets or bring fish out of the water onto the bank.

 

Please see my last note (below) for rules when fishing during the current Covid 19 pandemic. Rawlsbury offers a great venue for very socially distanced fishing, with a large main lake (Chapmans) plus the smaller lake (Cowleaze) and Viners too. There is plenty of space!

 

So please enjoy fishing at Rawlsbury. It is a truly beautiful fishery in some of Dorset’s finest countryside, well away from other people. Peaceful until you hook one of the trout, you won’t be disappointed!

 

Tight lines, stay safe

 

Nigel

Game Secretary

 

 

TROUT  TICKETS

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@

wimborneanddistrictanglingclub.co.uk

 

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

 

**A Three Fish Ticket**  WINTERBORNE ZELSTON AND RAWLSBURY

 

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.

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