Fish the beautiful Dorset Stour
Welcome to our web site. 
Let us know what you'd like to see here and what you've caught.
Go to 'Contacts' and email Secretary.

STURMINSTER & HINTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION
OCTOBER 2017

Onn the 'Angling Trust' page you'll find details on the recruitment of Volunteer Bailiffs, an important job for members to do to protect our river and the fish in it. Go have a look!


Email or phone your catches to the Secretary - click on 'Contacts' - and we'll get the news on the website and in the local press.
20 September 2017
Illegal fishing does take place on our waters and reproduced on the 'Angling Trust' page is a copy of the information produced by the Environment Agency and the Angling Trust.
It is difficult for individual anglers to take action but all our members are encouraged to follow the guidelines shown, the Police and the Environment Agency authorities are keen to help all genuine anglers and their clubs in the prevention of illegal angling and the more reports the authorities receive, the more likely they are to take action.
26th April 2018
Attention Pike Anglers
We still need a volunteer to represent the predator anglers and to run the pike matches. These are run on an ad-hoc basis throughout the winter, normally about once a fortnight. There are some great trophies to win at the end of the season and you can also get your name engraved on a trophy as a permanent reminder of what a brilliant pike angler you are.....


Click on 'River Fishing' to find two map pages showing the extent of our river fishing on the Stour
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How's about this for a good start to the season?
Danny Hollix, a member for over 50 years, had a nice day at Fiddleford weirpool last Thursday, 21st June.This lovely common carp of 11lb 8oz was his best fish of the day and the top carp reported from our river over the last few years. There are bigger ones in the river but they take some catching. Now, there's a challenge.... 
Well done Danny.
Also at Fiddleford pool Steve Mullins had a nice day last weekend. Steve feeder-fished and had a cracking net made up of 8 bream up to 6lbs, one chub of 3lb 8ozs and a roach of 1lb, total weight 37lbs 8ozs.
No reports of big bream nets from Sturminster weirpool yet - but that's just a matter of time. Keep your reports coming  in.

31st July 2018
Major renovations are taking place at Mappowder with the intention of opening up the small ponds below Spring Lake (the one next to the car park) for fishing early next year. We are working  with the Environment Agency and S&HAA are involved with them in the nation-wide project to stock pure-bred crucian carp in enclosed waters.
Watch this space for more progress reports on this exciting project.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE:
In order to protect the local bird life no FLOATING BAITS are to be used at Mappowder until further notice. This is normal practice on many still waters.

Members are reminded that driving of vehicles across fields to access the river bank and/or parking on the river bank is not allowed without previous permission being arranged via the committee. Such actions potentially put our river fishing at risk - members are asked to take a note of registration numbers of 'offending' cars so that this practice can be discouraged.
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