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Archive of posts filed under the East Stoke Fishery Research Station category.

AGM Highlights

Chairman’s Report The Chairman opened by quoting the Associations mission statement: “To conserve and enhance the native fish-stocks and the natural habitat of the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Rivers” He then looked at the strategic moves in our joining the West Country Rivers Trust and the South West Rivers Association. He announced that Richard Slocock was to become a Trustee of […]

Netting Agreement Reached in Poole Harbour

New netting agreement reached in Poole Harbour. All sea trout to be tagged and released. This is part of the East Stoke Sea Trout Conservation project. From now on ALL salmon and sea trout will be returned ALIVE to the Frome and Piddle Estuaries. 12lb Sea Trout The Association encourages the voluntary “catch and release” […]

Loud’s Mill Fish Pass

Salmon have to ascend two major obstacles. The first is a set of hatches at Bindon Mill and the second is the Loud’s Mill Weir at Dorchester. Once beyond there, the fish can reach the rich spawning gravels of the upper Frome and tributaries. Analysis, by the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (C.E.H) of tagged […]