The water temperature in the rainbow lakes dropped to a level that was safe enough to introduce new stock fish. The stocked fish are feeding and the fishing has returned to normal. Now is a good time to visit the lakes. Lower Figgs will be drained shortly and left fallow over the winter to kill the weed.
Lakes – Fish were rising at Little Springs and Luffs this afternoon. The trout at Luffs were feeding on buzzers and pond skaters. Last week members visited the lakes on 23 occasions and caught 25 fish including 6 over 2lbs. Of the 20 fish caught at Little Bognor 15 were returned.
River – The river was stocked last week and there are plenty of trout in each beat. Last week members visited the river on 32 occasions and caught 33 fish including 12 over 2lbs and one of 4lbs. Three wild fish were caught and returned and a sea trout of 3lbs 8ozs was caught in the fish pass and returned. Of the 33 fish caught only 3 were killed. The river fishes well in the autumn, fish were rising in the evenings and sedge patterns were successful.