The FP&WDFA is a vibrant and active organisation concentrating on the rivers of Dorset; working to achieve its aims in conjunction with other groups, including The Salmon and Trout Research Centre of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust at East Stoke, The Atlantic Salmon Trust, Wessex Chalkstream & Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.
In addition to those who actually fish these rivers our membership includes conservationists and those with an interest in our rivers. We believe that clean rivers with healthy native fish stocks and other wildlife are the best proof of a healthy environment.
Why you should join the FP&WDFA Association
The FP&WDFA provides a forum for the exchange of views, the dissemination of information via meetings, newsletters and our website, promoting good river management. A strong association membership can exert greater pressure to achieve our goals.
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Anglers and fishery managers have today welcomed the decision by the Natural Environment and Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon to replace the current bureaucratic and wholly inadequate system of licensing the control of cormorants with a new catchment-based approach which will allow for predator control based on local needs rather than arbitrary national limits. The Angling Trust’s Action on Cormorants campaign received high profile political and celebrity backing including from TV presenter Chris Tarrant.
To read more please follow the link Full Report
You are invited to attend the Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association Annual General meeting. This will be held on Monday 8th April 2012 at 18:00.
The venue will be the River Laboratory
Freshwater Biological Association
Dorset, BH20 6BB
Our guest speaker will be Yorkshire maestro Stuart Crofts, Stuart is a legend as both a flyfisherman and entomologist, this is a must attend evening for any flyfisher person! More on Stuart……
The cost of the evening will be £10.00 per person to include a buffet supper and a glass of wine, further wine may be purchased for a small donation.
If you wish to attend please reply ASAP to
t: 01305 851776
Cheques should be made payable to The Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association.
A very interesting read from Stuart Crofts, a fly fishing guide and invertebrate expert with the Riverfly Partnership, on how anglers and all water users need to act now and take biosecurity measures on board to prevent further spread of invasive species in our freshwater environment. He has put a lot of effort into liaising with several different organisations and indivduals to present this very clear and useful report.
There are several messages for anglers/ghillies/angling associations to take away from this report and a clear and concise set of recommendations that should be taken up by these different groups. The steps required to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful invasive species are not difficult, in fact they are really very simple and these recommendations highlight this.
“Anglers, like most groups, hate change but we must do so and lead by example if we are to protect our much loved sport and the waters we fish. Hopefully, with time, biosecurity will just become part of the culture and be as common place as washing your hands before handling food or putting on a seat belt before driving.
Think carefully on what can be done, but doing nothing should not be an option.” – Stuart Croft
To read Stuarts Full article please follow this link http://www.riverflies.org/sites/172.16.0.99.riverflies.local/files/Biosecurity%20-%20Stuart%20Crofts%20report%20November%202012.pdf