Mayfly Duns continued to hatch around lunchtime and into the early afternoon. There were lots of Spinners rising and falling under the trees and over the grass beside the water.


Lakes – members visited the lakes on 76 occasions and caught 98 fish including a trout of 4lbs 8ozs from Lower Figgs. Mayfly imitations and nymphs fished close to the surface should continue to produce fish throughout June.


River – it was an excellent week on the river. The water warmed slightly and there were good hatches of mayfly. Members visited the river on 30 occasions and caught 20 fish, all of which were returned. Two wild fish were caught. Trout were rising for mayfly this evening when the wind dropped.

Catch and release – the last day of May is the end of catch and release on the rainbow lakes because of the rising water temperature. Catch and release continues at Little Bognor where the springs keep the water cool.

Speed limit – please take extra care when driving on Estate roads and when driving through Kilsham farm to visit the river; children, livestock and dogs live at the farm.

BBQ – Sunday 2 June at Great Springs; 11:00am to 4:00pm. Please let Emma at the Estate Office know if you are attending the BBQ as it helps with the catering.