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.


On 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

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.
12 Sep 2018
S&HAA is a member of the Angling Trust (AT) and Fish Legal, the national organization representing anglers in all important aspects of our sport.
To help support the AT in its work you can join as an individual member. Right now there is a great offer available for individual joiners: click on the 'Angling Trust' page and see the details and how to apply.

6th March 2019
The AGM will take place on Thursday April 18th, 7.30pm at the Royal British Legion club, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton.
After the meeting the annual trophy presentation will take place and a buffet will be provided.
All members are encouraged to attend.

Congrats also to Desmond Raison who caught this nice double-figure pike at Wood Lane a couple of days ago. The best time of the season for pike fishing is here - let's hear more about your catches!
6th Feb2019
Important announcement from the Angling Trust.
A consultation is taking place to consider a change to the dates, or the complete abolition, of the  Close Season on our rivers and the opinion of anglers is an important part of this exercise.
Your opinion is essential to this process. Please go to:,IQAT,2RQUU5,20UYG,1
or go to the Angling Trust website to pass on your views on this important subject.

21st Feb 2019
Member Ian Denton fished the pool at Fiddleford a week ago and had a nice surprise in the form of an 'unseasonal' tench of 5lbs 10ozs. Fishing for chub/bream/perch he caught the fish on a hair rig with three worms as the bait. With the water temperature at only 4C an unexpected bonus towards the end of the season.
Still three weeks left and the river looking in excellent nick - let's hear more good catch reports!
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