The weather at the start of the week was perfect for fishing and lots of members took the opportunity to fish. Later in the week it was cold and very wet causing the river to rise slightly.
Lakes – Members visited the lakes on 28 occasions and caught 28 trout, half of which were over 2lbs. Upper Figgs fished well producing 12 of the fish. Of the 10 trout caught at Little Bognor 4 were returned.
Lower Figgs has been drained and will be left fallow to kill the weed.
River – Members visited the river on 27 occasions and caught 40 fish including 3 sea trout and one wild trout. Thirteen of the fish were over 2lbs and several were over 3lbs. The biggest sea trout was 5lbs. The majority of the fish were caught around Keepers Bridge and Rotherbridge.
The recent rain has encouraged the sea trout to run upstream and the last three weeks of the season provide members with a good opportunity to catch one.
Sea trout stay in the deep pools during the day and travel upstream during the night. A weighted fly fished deep, late in the afternoon and evening is a good tactic.