Lakes – The change in the weather helped reduce the water temperature. The cool nights, wind and rain lowered the water temperature at Little Bognor to 15 degrees. The other lakes averaged 18.5 degrees. The pH of the lakes, which varies with the time of day, also improved to between 7.1 and 7.8 and these conditions should enable the trout to feed. Members visited the lakes on 33 occasions and caught a total of 17 fish. The cooler weather is forecast to continue, early morning and evening are the best times to fish.

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River – Last week the river level rose about three feet and the river was unfishable for several days. Members visited the river on 15 occasions and caught 6 fish. The river has returned to a good level and has lost most of it’s colour.Β  There were plenty of fish rising in the evening. This trout weighed 2lb 8ozs and took a Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph just under the surface. A stealthy approach and good presentation are necessary as the fish are easily put down.