The weather last week was very wet and windy, not good for fly fishing. The fishing was slow as one would expect for mid August.


Lakes – last week members visited the lakes on 28 occasions, mostly at Little Bognor where there is feeding activity at all times of the day. Members caught 11 fish. Well presented small dry flies and buzzers will catch fish if good use is made of the cover along the banks.

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River – the heavy rain at the start of the week caused the river level to rise and although the level quickly dropped, further rain at the end of the week and over the weekend,  brought the level back up again.

Members visited the river on 17 occasions and caught 4 fish. A sea trout of 2lbs was caught from Beat E, the Fish Pass. The rain has encouraged the sea trout to move up the river and there is a chance of a good fish on all beats. There is no heavy rain forecast and the river should drop back to its normal level towards the end of the week.