Club venue's - your essential guide
Hatch coarse pond
Creekmoor coarse ponds
Alder Hills coarse lake
Kingsbridge coarse lakes
Edmondsham coarse lake
Longham coarse lake
Little Canford coarse pond
NEW Orchard Lakes
NEW Revels Fishery
Rawlsbury trout lake
Netherwood - Dorset Stour
Tricketts and Parsons - Dorset Stour
Baileys - Dorset Stour
Purchases and Chissells - Dorset Stour
Durweston Mill - Dorset Stour
Buggs and Maitlands - Dorset Stour
Longham Waterworks - Dorset Stour
Rawlsbury is a special fishery. It allows the use of your preferred tactics rather than forcing a particular style on you.
HANDY TO KNOW
The four lakes (Chapman’s, Cowleaze, Sandy and Viners) each have their own qualities and as Viners is stocked with browns for catch and release fishing there is the rare stillwater option of returning fish. These browns get smarter as the season goes on. Fishing flexibility is enhanced by the club's ticketing arrangements. You can purchase day tickets for two, three, four, or five fish, whilst Rawlsbury is best enjoyed for a day, this ticket option makes it more likely you might fish for a few hours on a summer's evening.
Dragging out weed or pulling rushes reveals an abundance of natural aquatic life that often slow working parties - all fishermen, no matter how grown up, never lose that wonder for things that wriggle and crawl. It is as rich a water in this sense as one could wish. In Chapmans there is a good newt population and dragonfly larvae big enough to barbecue, although neither has appeared in trout stomachs as far as I know.
All the waters have pond snails of various species. Corixa, freshwater louse, shrimps, damsels and buzzers. Through the season there are daphnia blooms and sedges dancing at dusk. There are pond olives and a sporadic hatch of mayflies from Cowleaze. Add to this the caterpillars that fall from the Oak trees on Chapmans, the daddy long legs that come from the surrounding pasture and the hawthorn flies that dance from the hedges, it is surprising that any trout bother with artificials at all.
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What's happening over the coming months....
>> We're delighted to announce that the Club now has access to five day tickets at both Orchard Lakes Fishery as well as Revels Fishery. See our venues page for more details.
>> Our new for 2018 Annual Photography Competition has now launched. A designated page on the website is now live. Get your entry in for the chance to win a free annual membership.
>> Have a look at our new fish safety section from the main menu. Designed to provide fundamental information on how best to target and land large fish. Have a read and if you think we can add any info, please get in touch.