Lakes – The rain, overcast skies and chilly nights reduced the water temperature of the lakes. On Saturday Great Springs was 21 degrees and Little Springs was 20 degrees. The water temperature at Little Bognor was 17 degrees. Hopefully the early Autumn weather will continue and the water temperature will drop further. Members visited the lakes on 21 occasions and caught 7 trout, all from Little Bognor. Three of the fish were returned to the lakes.
River – The river level rose and fell several times during the week but the changes were small and the water colour remained good. The river was fishable all week although the heavy rain put some members off. The absence of flying insects meant that the fish didn’t rise much but for those members prepared to walk, a few Trout could be found on the surface in the early morning and evening. During the day a deep sunk nymph was the most effective method. Members visited the river on 33 occasions and caught a total of 24 trout, 6 of which were over 2lbs. Three of the fish were 3lbs or more. Sixteen fish were returned to the river.
Lost property – A Hardy priest has been found and can be reclaimed from the fishing hut at Great Springs. Two boxes of flies have been found at Little Bognor and have been left in the fishing hut beside the lower lake.
A black landing net with a 2 metre extending handle has been found at Rotherbridge, it has been left in the bushes beside the signing in box for the owner to reclaim.