The river and lakes look their very best at the moment and it is nice to just sit and watch the birds and enjoy the unspoilt countryside.


Lakes – a few mayfly were hatching at Little Springs and the marginal plants were covered with damsel flies and terrestrial insects.

Members visited the lakes on 58 occasions and caught a total of 32 trout, two of the fish were 3lbs. Of the 17 fish caught at Little Bognor, 15 were returned. The recent rain should reduce the water temperature in the lakes and keep the fish healthy.


River – members visited the river on 26 occasions and caught a total of 9 trout, including a wild fish. All of the fish were returned. The recent heavy rain has come at just the right time for the sea trout and one or two should be caught during June.


Orvis Day – Saturday 15 June

Join Hamish, Jerome (Orvis Chichester) and Brian Smart (Orvis Guide) at the Leconfield Fly Fishing Club, Petworth for an exclusive day trying some of the finest rods available.

Orvis will have a range of Helios 3 rods – the most accurate rod ever made, Recons, Superfine carbon and the new Clearwater. Light refreshments will be provided in the clubhouse and guests are welcome to enjoy the scenery.

Starting at 10:00am and finishing at 3:00pm. No booking required.

GU28 9LY and then follow the signs, phone 07816 879333 if you are lost !

This is a free event, open to members and non-members.