Lakes – The changeable weather kept the temperature of the water at Great Springs steady at 20 degrees. The water temperature at Little Bognor was 17 degrees. During the week members visited the lakes on 23 occasions and caught 3 fish, all from Little Bognor. Fishing early in the morning or late evening is the best approach, the fish are staying deep to take advantage of the slightly cooler water.

River – Last week members visited the river on 16 occasions and caught 19 fish including 1 wild fish and a sea trout of 3lb. A junior member caught a trout at Rotherbridge on a Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph. The water temperature is 17 degrees and when the water clears after the recent rain, there should be plenty of fish rising.


The Estate Maintenance team are making improvements to the north bank of the river upstream from Perryfields to the end of the top beat. A cattle drink is being dug and several access points are being excavated to allow members to net their fish and return them safely. The work should be completed next week.

The Orvis Day was a success, members, guests and Orvis customers enjoyed the sunshine and Mrs Smart’s splendid cake. It was an opportunity to try several different rods and lines and to get advice from Brian and Hamish.