Autumn arrived and brought chilly nights and generally lower temperatures during the day. The water temperature in the rainbow lakes steadily dropped and fishing at all the lakes should return to normal over the next couple of weeks. Fishing on the river was exceptionally good last week.
Lakes – Members visited the lakes on 18 occasions and caught 9 trout including 1 over 2lbs, all from Little Bognor. Four fish were returned to the lakes, two wild fish were caught and returned. Most members fished the top lake at Little Bognor possibly because of the dust and leaf debris on the surface of the lower lake. That is a shame as there are some very nice fish in the lower lake, they were rising well this afternoon and 3 were caught including one over 2lbs.
River – The are plenty of trout in the river but the lack of flying insects meant that there were only a few rising. A lot of walking and patience was needed to find a rising fish. Once found, a dry fly or nymph fished just under the surface, usually produced a take.
Members visited the river on 35 occasions and caught 41 fish including 5 over 2lbs, one over 3lbs and 3 sea trout. The biggest sea trout was 6lbs. The sea trout were all returned together with 29 stock fish.
Lost property – a landing has been found at Rotherbridge and left next to the signing in box for the owner to collect.