The clubs AGM was held at Lodsworth Village Hall and was well attended. After business had been completed, Andrew Thompson gave a talk about the natural history of the Rother valley illustrated by photographs from his book – ‘River‘. James Simpson read one of his poems about a Barn Owl and also read a selection of poems and prose from Andrews book. After the talk members chatted about the new season over canapes and wine.
Opening day was cold and windy with heavy snow showers but a few members braved the bad weather and caught several trout. Fish were showing on the surface at Little Springs and both lakes at Little Bognor.
The first trout to be caught at Little Bognor this season was released. Please make a note on the catch return form of fish that are released so that the catch-and-release trial can be monitored.
Most of the lakes have been stocked. The stocking of Great Springs has been delayed as the water is still quite coloured. The landscaping around Lower Figgs and Great Springs will be seeded with grass as soon as the weather is warm enough.