Frome (Dorset)

A typical chalk stream which rises east of Beaminster, the Frome flows eastwards across Dorset via Dorchester to enterthe sea in Poole Harbour at Wareham. Though the river contains some coarse fish, it is most prized for its game fish – sea and brown trout and salmon. Though no longer acknowledged by the British Record Fish Committee, the Frome yielded the biggest sea trout ever reported in England – a fish of 22 lb 8 oz taken by S. Dwight in May 1946. Equally typical for this class of river, the fishing is mostly extremely private and opportunities for visitors are limited.

Rod Licence: WWA Wareham, DorsetCS2 milesfrom South Bridge to Poole Harbour. Free fishing but access permission must beobtainedfrom RO.

Wool, Dorset STS 1J miles above and below Wool BridgeLB

DT: AH (Woolbridge Manor Hotel,

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