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Archive of posts filed under the Conservation category.

Poundbury Hill Fort willow island project

Frome Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association Dorchester Fishing Club The Frome Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association, and many thanks to the West Country Rivers Trust, is funding a habitat improvement project, the construction of two willow islands on the Dorchester Fishing Club water just upstream of Dorchester, by the Poundbury hill fort grid […]

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 […]

Past Achievements

Annual gravel cleaning and redd counting: 44 more redds recorded in 08/09 above Dorchester for the first time; Continuing the promotion of river-sensitive farming methods in the upper catchment; New hatch opening regime implemented at Palmers’ Brewery in Bridport, allowing Sea Trout and Salmon access to new spawning grounds; Successful campaigning against the closure of […]