Latest Club News

Please Note: Pairs Matches are being fished next Saturday and Sunday 13/14 July at Hamgate Farm (Sowley) and Upper Colber, both Sections being closed.  The following week is the Riverfest, using both Upper Colber and Colber Farm and members are encouraged not to fish these waters in the run up to this major competition.
Members will be aware that Wood Lane is closed when there are matches taking place on the opposite bank at Upper Colber.   A marker post has been installed at the top limit of the match stretch on the Wood Lane bank.
Please note that Mappowder Lakes have now reopened. No signs of contagious disease have been found. Thanks for your patience.
Please note the gate code for Lodden Lakes has now been changed and can be found on the Member’s page at, On Demand > Access Codes
Riverfest July 20/21 2024: The prestigious Riverfest will be held on the River Stour for the first time and our Club are pleased to host it.
Martin Colohan, the SHAA big pike specialist, caught this 22lb late-season beauty on the Durrant stretch
Spring and Pheasant Lakes at Mappowder received a boost of 350 fish on 27th March.
Sunday 22 October 2023 Match at Big Ham – Jeff Sibley & Ian Paulley  with some nice skimmer bream in difficult conditions
Please note. The Combination No. for Lodden Lakes will change on the morning of Sunday 17th September. The new number will be available at the SHAA member’s On Demand section.
Please Note – the Access Code for Cutt Mill will change on Saturday 22nd July. The new code will be available in the members area of the website. Please note – Do Not share this code with non-SHAA members.
Ian Paulley presents a cheque for £1,100.00 to the Air Ambulance – the proceeds from last season’s Charity Match
Fish or Fishes in  your keepnet?
From 16 January 2023, you can no longer buy a fishing licence from the Post Office
Matt Candy had some nice perch on Z-Man lures on the SHAA stretch this week
December 6th and the river finally coming good – nice 2lb perch
The Footbridge works at Sturminster Newton Mill are now complete
Fraser Baird had this lovely autumn carp at Mappowder last week. A lovely place to spend a tranquil day by the waterside.
Nice Roach – around about the 1lb mark – 19th October 2022
Illegal fishing on the Bull Inn Stretch – please report immediately if you notice anything suspicious
There’s reports of a beaver in the Stour just south of Blandford. Please let me know of any sightings. No, it’s not April 1st!
Marc Todd finds a shoal of bream in Sturminster Pool – best fish 7lb 8z
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Some nice roach about despite unpromising conditions – Update 25th Feb – 1lb 4oz
Nice chub on cheese paste proving that an old favourite works in cold conditions