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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


Summer appears to have turned to autumn and we have only about 5 weeks left of the season at Rawlsbury (ends on 31st October). Chapmans is full of great trout, though they have on occasions proved difficult on some days. However, as we know, autumn can provide great sport with trout in English lakes, as the water temps cool, the fish desire to pack on weight ahead of winter, and daddy longlegs get blown onto the water making tasty meals for hungry trout. With that in mind and looking at the success of the “end of season special” ticket we used at Winterbourne Zelston, we are introducing an “end of season” special ticket for Ralwsbury. The ticket can only be bought on the website, it costs £30 for three fish, but there is no limit as to how many visits you may make to catch and keep your three trout. Once you have caught three trout, you may of course purchase another ticket. The general idea is to reduce the “risk” of going fishing at Ralwsbury and not catching if, for instance, the weather turns against you, or, as we get closer to the end of the season, trout numbers reduce, and we do want to remove as many trout as possible from Chapmans before the winter. Viners continues as normal as a catch and release only (with barbless hooks) water. I should also point out that there are very few, if any, trout left in Cowleaze. Catch returns must still be emailed to me as normal. All end of season special tickets that are still held and valid will become invalid at the end of the season (31st October). All other rules remain, including the additional Covid 19 rules which have been recently updated and sent out to members as well as being available on the website.


Winterbourne Zelston is very low, as it always is at this time of year, until the autumn rains refill it, at which point we will restock and any outstanding “end of season special £30” tickets for Zelston will become invalid and we return to normal day ticketing there. I will, of course, let members know via this email and on the website and Facebook.


Best Wishes and tight lines


Nigel - Game Secretary


Picture -  a recent three fish bag from Chapmans for over 16lb, plus some trout from our most recent stocking, less than two weeks ago.


For Winterborne Zelston


A Two Fish Ticket

Member - £20        Guest - £25


For Rawlsbury Lakes (Closed 1st November - 28th Feb inclusive)


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


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