The long spell of very hot weather ended and heavy rain reduced the temperature of the water in the lakes. This morning the water temperature at Little Bognor was 16 degrees and fish were rising to midges. The fish were also moving at Great Springs and now that the water temperature there is considerably lower, it is a good time to resume fishing. The wind and rain kept members away from the lakes at the weekend. During the week members visited the lakes on 18 occasions and caught 2 fish, both from the top lake at Little Bognor.
The heavy rain during the latter part of the week caused the river level to rise dramatically. The river level is now dropping and the water is clearing. During the week members visited the river on 21 occasions and caught 24 fish including 3 wild trout and a sea trout of 4lb 8ozs, photo above. Members reported losing quite a few sea trout. If you are fishing for sea trout, please ensure that you have the appropriate Environment Agency rod licence.
Orvis will be at Great Springs on Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm with a selection of rods, reels and lines for you to try out. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend. If you are not a club member, please contact Mark Allen at the Estate Office on 01798 342502 for directions.