Lakes – The weather last week was very unsettled, hot sunshine, rain and wind. The water temperature in Great Springs dropped to 18 degrees and with shorter daylight hours, the weed started to die back. Dissolved oxygen levels in Great Springs and Little Springs were low and that made the fishing difficult. Members visited the lakes on 18 occasions and caught only 1 trout.

Aqua Science Ltd., specialists in fishery management, visited the lakes and made recommendations about the weed and water quality.


River – The river was not adversely effected by the changeable weather and continued to fish well. Members visited the lower beats on 24 occasions and caught 9 fish including a small sea trout and a wild brown trout.

The river level can be checked before you leave home by using the ‘River Level’ icon on this page which links to the Environment Agency Monitoring Station at Iping Mill.