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28 November – Catch Returns

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Another wet week, the catch returns reflect the ‘fishability’ of the various lakes. The by-pass system has been working well especially at Little Springs, members concentrated their efforts there. Only a couple of days of the season left, make the most of them !

14 November – Catch Returns

Image courtesy of Andrew Thompson

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A couple of the larger rainbows were caught this week, 9lb 13ozs and 10lb 1oz.

Conditions improved as the week progressed and the effects of the earlier heavy rain lessened.

Andrew Thompson

7 November – Catch Returns

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The river season for trout has ended.

Size 14 black buzzer

A trout’s diet is said to be 85% chironomid larvae. These tiny midges or buzzers can be found in most rivers and lakes throughout the year, even during winter.

31 October – Catch Returns

Last fish of the season ?

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* including a 3lb sea trout

It’s good to see them swim away.

The river trout season ended on a high note with the capture and release of a 3lb sea trout.

More than half of the rainbows caught were over 2lbs.

The fish at Little Bognor were feeding well in the autumn sun taking buzzers and dry flies.

24 October – Catch Returns

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A 9lb fish was caught at Great Springs

River Rother same week 2021

After the recent rains, I’m keeping my fingers crossed the river may recover in time for the very end of the season. It’s at bank-full today!

Andrew Thompson

10 October – Catch Returns

A great feast, put on by Rob Thomson and Tom Bridge
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Many thanks to Rob and Tom for feeding everyone at the Autumn BBQ.

Thank you Poppett for your amazing cakes !

Now that the water temperature has dropped and the rainbow lakes have been stocked for the autumn, catch numbers have increased dramatically.

It is good to see that a graying was caught yesterday on Beat D, near the riffle.

26 September – Catch Returns

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The rainbow lakes have been restocked and as the temperature has dropped significantly, catch and release is back. As always, we urge members to be ultra-careful when releasing fish. – Andrew Thompson