Fishing & Golf in Dorset

Lyme Regis Mackerel Fishing

mackerel fishing

 Harry May’s name is synonymous with Lyme Regis mackerel fishing and Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips. Marie F and Sunbeam — his two custom built fishing boats — regularly set out from the end of the harbour with up to ten passengers each in search of mackerel or more exotic fish. Harry promises a safe journey, hours of fun and the excitement of the catch. He will even gut or fillet your fish for you so it’s ready to cook. All the equipment is provided plus tuition if needed. Harry has always lived in Lyme Regis and his beautiful house overlooks the harbour from where he can keep a watchful eye on his two boats.

 

Pirate Adventure Mini GolfWeymouth Golf Centre.  The feature of Weymouth Golf Course which is bound to strike the golfing visitor before any other is the magnificence of it’s situation. It is situated in the heart of Weymouth Town with views across the Jurassic Coast.

Came Down Golf Club.  Came Down near Dorchester with club house including bar.  01305 813494

The Dorset Golf and Country Club. A venue that has hosted many championships, both professional and amateur. Fantastic drainage throughout the course allows amazing golf all year round, with no temporary tees or mats.

At The Dorset Golf & Country Club they have several golf practice facilities, including a floodlit driving range, dedicated practice bunker, large putting green and a chipping/pitching area. Twilight golf from £18.00.   Open Monday – Friday: 8am till 9pm and Saturday & Sunday: 8am till 7pm. 01929 472244.

Bulbury Woods Golf Club. Surrounded by the ancient woodland of Dorset, with views towards Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck, Bulbury Woods Golf Course is a challenging and enjoyable course for all levels of golfer.Bulbury Woods Golf Club

Spread over 6002 yards with 18 holes and par 71, Bulbury Woods Golf Course  is as tight as it is tricky and the lush, tree-lined fairways, the unexpected bunkers, twists and turns all help to make an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Parley Golf Centre.  Parley Golf Centre was established in 1991 as a Golf Driving Range offering first class practice facilities and highly professional golf tuition. The 9 Hole Course was added in 1993.  The Golf Driving Range offers 27 covered bays for improving your skills and 5 experienced PGA Professionals for individual and group lessons. The Range is floodlit for night time practice allowing extended opening hours. The 9 Hole Golf Course operates on a Membership as well as a Pay and Play basis with no tee-time reservations and provides a challenge for all levels of Golfers.

The ‘Sand Wedge’ is a welcoming and friendly Cafe Bar, which is open to all and offers Hot and Cold drinks and meals prepared with locally sourced fresh produce.  The Centre is open to all levels of Golfers and we pride ourselves on being the ‘friendly place to play golf in Dorset’. 01202 591600.

Parley Golf CentreSherborne Golf Club.  Visitors are welcome everyday apart from Thursday mornings.  Twilight golf from £20. For those who wish to hone their game, there is an extensive Golf Academy with chipping, pitching and bunker practice greens, as well as a driving range. With extensive views to Somerset and beyond the Club House is open from (8am to 9pm). Our restaurant sells a great selection of food and drinks throughout the day and a delicious Carvery on Sunday. 01935 814431.

Lyme Regis Golf Club.  Lyme Regis Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the South West. The course occupies a cliff top site with coastal views towards Portland Bill and overlooks the historic town and World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis.

Although on a cliff top plateau the course itself is not actually hilly and golfers can enjoy an exhilarating round of golf with some magnificent views.

Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club. Located on the stunning Jurassic coastline, the views stretch across Lyme Bay and along the Chesil Beach to Portland. The 6213 yard, cliff top links style golf course, is a challenging but fair test for all levels of golfer.  The course abounds with wildlife  and the singing of a skylark is a regular sound to be heard.  The signature hole, the 6th, is only 133 yards long but has a drop of over 90  feet,  rating in the top 100 holes in the world.

Members are now able to relax with a refreshing drink either in the lounge bar  or on the patio as they watch fellow golfers complete their round. The Lounge Bar and Dining Room have excellent views of the Course and the landscaped Putting Green, whereas the Spikes Bar has a  magnificent vista of Bridport and the surrounding countryside. 01308 421095

Wareham Golf Club. A mixture of parkland and heathland situated on the edge of Wareham Forest enjoying views of Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills. Weekday £20 per round or £30 per day. Call 01929 554147 for weekend prices.

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club. The courses are built on heathland and are set within a nature reserve where many rare plants can be seen as well as rare birds. The restaurant has a well deserved reputation for excellent fare and very good value. All levels and ages are welcome, whether you want to build a program to suit your ambitions or simply work on eliminating that slice. The beginner is catered for on the 9 hole Dene course and the Purbeck Championship course proves an exciting test for even the most accomplished golfer.

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Broadmayne Lakes.  Fishing between Dawn and 10.00pm, or one hour after sunset, which ever is the earlier. ”Open all Year” with the exception of the first 7 days of each new year. 07816175579.

Todber Manor Fisheries.  Todber Manor Fisheries is set in the heart of the Dorset countryside and is the home of some of the finest carp and coarse fishing in the South West. On-site there are 7 lakes including 3 specimen carp lakes, a runs water and 3 match/pleasure fishing lakes. The lakes are well known for there carp fishing but they also provide one of the few places in Dorset to catch a Catfish. The on-site tackle shop is one of the biggest in the U.K and stocks all major brands.

dorset fishingRockbourne Trout Fishery.  Rockbourne Trout Fishery is located in the New Forest just on the edge of the picturesque village of Rockbourne. The six lakes are spread over 55 acres of unspoilt woodland and pasture land with the river Sweatford Waters running through the valley and on into the Avon. The lower reaches of the river are classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and  indeed Rockbourne is one of the most peaceful, secluded and beautiful spots to fly fish in the country.

Flowers Farm Lakes.  The lakes at Flowers Farm are situated in attractive natural environment with views overlooking the Blackmore Vale.  The fishery comprises five lakes fed by clear spring waters from Batcombe Downs and the lakes are stocked with high-quality Brown and Rainbow trout.

The Wrackelford Estate Fishing.  Fly Fishing.  The River Frome is the most western of the famous English chalkstreams, with the Estate waters sitting on the finest stretches of the river just north of Dorchester in the historic county of Dorset. The Frome rises in the chalk downs of west Dorset, maturing into a fine trout river by the time it reaches Wrackleford. It is fed by a number of gin clear tributaries along its course, before flowing into.dorset fishing lakes

Poole harbour.  Wessex Golf CentrePoole homes the worlds second largest natural harbour. This allows for some fantastic fishing locations. The bass, mullet and flounder fishing is some of the best anywhere. The area also allows a tremendous variety of fishing. Studland is a beautiful stretch of beach,owned by the National Trust, with the iconic Old Harrys Rocks to the West and the mouth of Poole Harbour to the East. All in all this is an excellent place to come fishing, and is where I have caught several of my personal best fish.

Walks around Poole and Bournemouth - ideal for a walking holidayWhitemoor Lake Fishing.  A beautiful setting where you can fish for Roach, Tench, Carp, Bream, Chub, Rudd & Gudgeon.  Day tickets are available.

Open from Oct – March.
Crucian Carp, Perch

Crooked Willow Fishing.  This small fishery is quite popular with anglers fishing on day tickets as well as members, there are the usual species with good sized Crucians, Tench and Carp in double figures ect. Fishing the lily pads can be very productive.

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