The club has exclusive use of several lakes within the northern part of the Leconfield Estate and two lakes at Little Bognor near Fittleworth. The lakes all have good access and car parking. The season on the lakes starts in mid March and ends on 31st October. The season may be extended until the end of November if the weather permits. The lakes at Great Springs have a large and well appointed fishing lodge. The lodge was recently built, has separate ladies and gents toilets, a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities.
The lodge also has a dining area and a gas barbeque for the warmer weather. Flies, leaders and other small items of tackle can be bought at the lodge. A spare rod, reel and net are available for guests. Members can sign in, weigh their fish and record their catch at the lodge. The other lakes also have fishing huts and car parks.
During 2018 the option of catch and release was permitted at Little Bognor. The catch and release trial on the spring fed lakes was a success and the trial has therefore been extended to the club’s rainbow trout lakes. The springs feeding the rainbow trout lakes dry up in the summer and consequently the water temperatures rise. Catch and release on the rainbow lakes is restricted from 16 March to 19 May 2019 unless the weather is exceptionally hot when it might be stopped earlier.
If members wish to take advantage of the catch and release option, barbless or de-barbed hooks must be used and the trout carefully returned to the water. Barbless flies will be on sale at the fishing hut. Trout that are returned will not be charged to the members fish account.