Last week the weather was cooler and the temperature of the water in the lakes dropped a few degrees. However, it was a difficult week. Members visited the lakes on 26 occasions and caught 5 fish. The water temperature at Little Bognor is several degrees lower than the other lakes. This is because the lakes are sheltered by the trees and don’t get as much sunlight. Members visiting Little Bognor might have more success than at the other lakes.
The temperature of the river water is lower and more stable than the lakes. Members visited the river on 20 occasions and caught 25 fish including 1 wild fish and 2 sea trout. Only 2 fish were kept. A chub of 5lb 8ozs was also caught. Most visits to the river were in the evening. The Environment Agency are continuing to work on the trees around the fish ladder.
Little Owl chicks near Rotherbridge photographed by Andrew Thompson.