Venues

Blandford & District Angling Club pride ourselves on the stretches of the Stour we’ve been able to arrange access to for angling. The information below is provided as a guide – if you spot something that needs updating – please get in touch.

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Buggs Water

Description: A mile stretch of single bank on the true right bank. Fishing upstream from the inlet/stream on Gravel Lane to he boundary of the third field.

Fly fishing for brown trout early in the season can be great and has produced fish to 5lb 11ozs Large pike are present and can be caught in the winter months. Large perch are also precent to 3lb 11ozs.

This venue is an ideal stalking venue, with many pools and riffles. It can be weedy in the summer and ideal for trotting with good flows over clear gravel in the winter.

Location: Charlton Marshall

Access: Over the footbridge at the end of Gravel Lane, across the inlet. Parking is available in Gravel Lane.

Species: Barbel, Brown trout, chub, Dace, Eels, Grayling, Gudgeon, Perch, Pike and Roach.

Please inform the Club Committee if any barbel are caught.


Crown Meadows

Description: A mile stretch of single bank on the true left bank (town side) including Poplars. Fishing from the Blandford Bridge upstream to the school boundary fence (approximately 500 yards up from the weir).

A popular venue with purpose built swims.

The venue is popular with those wishing to night fish, club members must notify a Club Officer if he/she intends fishing at night. The member must also inform Deer Park Riding Stable on 01258 455382 before 20:00 (answer phone available) if they intend to fish at Crown Meadows at night.

Junior members are only permitted to night-fish if
accompanied by an Adult/Senior member.

Location: Blandford Forum

Access: There is access to the meadows via a stile (found behind the Blandford Forum sign) or from access via the gravel track accessed by turning left just before the church of Our Lady of Lourdes & St Cecilia on Whitecliff Mill Street. Please notify Deer Park Riding Stables if parking in the vicinity.

Parking at the Marsh & Ham Car Park is pay and display, please check the boards for current rates.

Species: Large chub, good heads of roach and dave, large shoals of bream regularly topping 8lb at the top end. Occasional tench and large carp, up to 28lb has been known.


Nutford Farm

Description: A stretch of around three quarters of a mile of single bank fishing, on the true right bank opposite Bryanston Wood.

A popular venue with match angles and pleasures alike, with many purpose built swims. The top end is shallower with faster flows. As you go downstream the flow drops and the river is much deeper (approximately 12ft). Very good bags of roach, dace, chub and perch can be caught here with bream and tench showing towards the lower end. Hemp seed works very well in the summer months for roach.

Location: Blandford Forum

Access: At the bottom of the hill on the A350 driving away from Blandford toward Shaftesbury, immediately on your left as you pass Whitecliff Mill Hill, Nutford Farm is located on the left.

Parking is available on the grass verge at Little Nutford, please be considerate to traffic requiring access to the farm.

Fishing is available from the boundary with France Farm to the end of the 4th field opposite Nutford Farm.

Species: Bream, Chub, Dace, Eels, Gudgeon, Perch, Pike, Roach and Tench


France Farm & Durweston

Description: Half a mile of double bank on the true left bank from Durweston bridge downstream to Nutford Farm Fishery and on the true right bank down to the Lodge in Bryanston Wood.

This venue is a great stalking venue with a wide range of different habitats. It is fairly weedy in the summer months with good flows. There are clearer, deeper pools, where large chub and perch are present together with good shoals of roach and dace.

Location: Blandford Forum

Access: France Farm is situated on the A350, if travelling way from Blandford if just on the bend before the Durweston bridge.

Parking is available at Nutford Cottages on the grass verge (please be considerate to traffic requiring access to the farm) and also along the drive to Bryanston School.

Species: Bream, Chub, Dace, Eels, Gudgeon, Perch, Pike and Roach