The weather during the week was perfect for fishing although heavy rain spoilt the Bank Holiday. The rain on Sunday and the much lower night time temperatures, should see further drops in the water temperature and the trout become more active.

Lakes – Members visited the lakes on 48 occasions and caught 5 trout, all from the top lake at Little Bognor. Two of the fish were returned. Members visited the lakes containing rainbow trout on 18 occasions but nobody fished after 6:00pm. The late evening is probably the most productive time because the fish start to feed after sunset.


River – Members visited the river on 28 occasions and caught 21 trout including 8 over 2lbs. The best fish was 4lb 4ozs, 15 of the fish were returned to the river. The most productive beats were at Keepers Bridge. Fish were rising late in the evening and taking dry flies confidently.

River Conditions

“With autumn approaching, river conditions will become more variable. The river is rarely completely unfishable; members should always feel free to ring me for up-to-date information on water level, turbidity and recent catches. Many regard the Rother as a ‘late’ fishing river, with September and October often producing the best fishing of the season.”

Andrew Thompson, Keeper (m 07801 244538)