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Whether you cast a line from the famous Chesil Beach or prefer the quiet of inland lakes, West Dorset will reward you with endless hours of fishing pleasure.
Why not begin your West Dorset fishing trip at the Cobb at Lyme Regis, taking a mackerel boat round the bay, or seeking deeper waters for cod, conger, skate or pollock. Inland there are well-stocked lakes aplenty. Coarse fishing runs from mid-June to mid-March, while trout lakes provide excellent sport from March through to October and the River Frome tempts with salmon and sea trout.
Use the Search Activities box to the right to discover the wealth of fishing opportunities that West Dorset can offer, or view a full list of fishing contacts.
Anyone over the age of 12 fishing in freshwaters in England or Wales must have a valid Environment Agency rod licence. No licence is required to fish from the beach. Rod licences are available from Post Offices, online at www.environment-agency.gov.uk, or by calling 0870 1662 662.
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