Little Syndicate

The Little Syndicate is limited to twenty five anglers a season, with unlimited fishing on all of the Little Syndicate’s rather lovely waters.

Lower Wraxall Brook

Lower Wraxall Brook

Five lovely beats on four very different little rivers, a year’s fishing including fabulous Mayfly hatches and winter Grayling fishing.

River Frome – Lower Wraxall Brook

The Little syndicate has exclusive use of a mile of the Wraxall Brook, which is a small tributary of the River Frome in the depths of this beautiful county. This is true Lilliput fishing for stunning wild brown trout amongst its tiny riffles, fallen trees, pocket water and larger pools which makes it ideal for ultra-light tackle, even Tenkara.

Lower Wraxall Brook Interactive Fishery map click here

River Frome – The Dairy House Carrier

This is another classic piece of wild chalkstream fishing, a field away from our famous “Home Beat” another half a mile of fishing, Grayling and Trout.. We do have the occasional house guest on this beat.

This will also allow you one day on our “Home Beat” to suit… Wild Brown Trout and Grayling

Home Beat Interactive Fishery map click here

River Frome – Watery Beat

This is a carrier, locally known as the “North Stream” only a couple of miles downstream of our Dairy House in West Stafford near Tincleton.

We have the true left bank upstream of the bridge for two fields and the true left bank downstream of the lane for one field, a total of just under half a mile of wild fishing.

You will need to wade these beats and it is ideal for a few hours fishing in search of a large Grayling or a wild Brown Trout. (I do let a very occasional day ticket)

Watery Beat Interactive Fishery map click here

River Piddle – Ilsington Park

On the upper Piddle, another one of Dorset’s stunning chalkstreams, at Puddletown, behind old metal gates and a walled garden, flowing through stunning parkland, about 850 m of fishing on the true right bank.

River Piddle Interactive Fishery map click here

River Cerne – Charminster

The River Cerne situated in the picturesque Cerne valley and a tributary of the River Frome. Another delightful chalkstream stuffed with wild trout, great fly hatches and easy wading, a beat of two halves, the lower you are wading under the trees, the upper is open meadow.

River Cerne Interactive Fishery map click here

Little Syndicate

This is a rather special syndicate with lovely people passionate about their wild fishing… We also have at least one work party on our beats, a great way to meet other members and to learn a little bit about “River Keeping”.

During the 2017 season several Grayling over the magical 3lb were caught along with a rather special Brown Trout of over 4lbs.

If you would like to join the “Little Syndicate” please contact John Aplin (

Brown Trout fishing 1st April to 15th October
Grayling fishing 16th June to 14th March

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Read Kris Kent’s Articles about the Little Syndicate Published in Eat Sleep Fish

River Beat Rules

Method of fly fishing
Upstream dry fly and nymph only. Please use barbless or de-barbed hooks at all times.

Size and catch limits

Fishing Day
Your fishing day can begin at dawn and cease an hour after sunset so you can enjoy the evening rise.

Environment Agency
Please ensure that you have a valid Environment Agency rod licence, and that your landing net is knotless.

River Cerne Beat

River Cerne Beat

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