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18 July – Catch Returns

VisitsTakenReturned
Lakes26715*
River33522
*at Little Bognor

Water temperatures around the fishery are unsurprisingly high at present and dissolved oxygen percentages correspondingly low (all venues are giving readings below the optimum minimum of 6mg/l):

Rainbow trout lakes: 23 degrees

Little Bognor ponds: 16 degrees

River: 18 degrees

Members have been taking all their caught fish from the rainbow trout lakes for several weeks now. Whilst this current extra hot spell continues, please come prepared to take your caught (stocked) fish from the river too and try not to target sea trout (which must be returned). Should water temperatures rise further in the coming days, the situation will be reviewed, so please check this site before fishing.

Andrew Thompson

4 July- Catch Returns

VisitsTakenReturned
Lakes43813*
River18312
* at Little Bognor including a 3lb 8oz fish

“For early risers, these days trout are rising nicely in the first couple of hours from dawn as well as the well-known evening rise.” – Andrew Thompson

23 May – Catch Returns

VisitsTakenReturned
Lakes1054919*
River37635
* catch and release has stopped on the rainbow lakes

Best fish of the week were 5lb and 6lb 8ozs, both from Little Bognor.

Keep well hidden on the river

Mayfly were hatching all day and the trout were free rising. It’s the perfect time to visit the river.

16 May – Catch Returns

Great Springs
VisitsTakenReturned
Lakes6923127
River18424*
* including 2 wild fish

The water temperature in the rainbow lakes has reached 18 degrees, catch and release has therefore finished until later in the year.

Catch Returns – 8 May

VisitsTakenReturned
Lakes7416126
River18215

The format of the catch returns has changed again. Each week, time and photography permitting, the catch returns will be summarised and published together with any news. This will enable regular email notifications to be sent to subscribers.

River Day

Kick sampling at the new riffle

The River Day on Sunday was very well attended, everyone listened intently to Andrew’s explanation of kick sampling and re-wilding the river.

A good fish on a pheasant tail nymph

Mark Temple gave a casting demonstration, explained about tackle for the river and caught a nice fish to demonstrate his tactics !

AGM and BBQ

The AGM and BBQ will be held on 22 May from 12 noon at Great Springs.