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Fishing at Chalk Springs is different from most other still water fisheries because of its clear water. You can see fish
Here is a selection of the fishery`s most productive flies, how to tie them and which materials to use.
Trout is easy and quick to cook and can be served In a variety of different ways.
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Report updated 14th March 2018.
  During the last week, 85 fishermen caught 211 fish, including 47 over 4lb. Average catch rate 91%.  
  Best recent catches :  
    Rainbows. 9lb 1oz. Geoff Harris.  
      9lb 1oz. Fred Ward.  
      8lb 12oz. Mark Jackson.  
    Browns. 8lb 13oz. Tom Wickens.  


The fishery has been open all through the poor weather, and for  those anglers that made it out the rewards were worth the effort – another high catch rate over 90% and an  average size well over 3lb. The best flies have been the usual goldhead damsels,along with orange lead-heads fished on the drop and cats whiskers retrieved quickly. A few fish have come out on buzzers and dries, but it`s mainly been goldhead nymphs that are working best.
Expect things to be similar as we get into April, especially if we get some warmer weather, as we should start to see some fly life hatching around the lakes with possibly some early Mayfly towards the end of the month.
The prices for 2018 have been held as they are for now – still only £25 for a 2-fish ticket, £32 for 3 fish,  £38 for  4 fish and £45 for 5 fish. Also, check out the prices page on our website for details of our Membership tickets, which give you a 100% catch rate and the flexibility to fish for as long or as short a period of time as you want – ideal if you want to just pop in for an hour or two without worrying about catching a `limit`.
Our annual April Fools competition takes place at the beginning of the month – look out for the results and report next month to see





Danny Leung continues his excellent recent form with this cracking 8lb Blue Rainbow.


Pete Lawrence with another lovely rainbow.







Kev Hunt (above) with one of the fish that helped him to win December`s Brass Monkeys competition.


Please note that the Membership ticket prices will increase slightly from April 1st. These tickets have remained at the current prices for 4 years and as with all things, increases are eventually inevitable. The increases will be minimal - just £10 on the membership fee and £5 on the fish blocks. Any member who wishes to renew or purchase blocks of fish before the increase may do so before the 1st of April, but still keep their original renewal date.

Also, don`t forget to buy your Environment Agency rod licence. PLEASE NOTE that these are no longer available at the fishery. They can be purchased from Post Offices, online at or by calling 0344 800 5386.

Please note that the fully-booked dates below are the `pre-booked` full dates. However, the fishery may be full on other days as we operate a `first-come, first served` basis - pre-booking is always advised.


      April 11. April Fools comp.  
      June 1. NYMFS.  
      June 6. Invitation Day.  
      June 20. Sussex Police.  
      July 8. Ouse Valley FDG (10 rods).  
      July 14. Newick Crown Flyers.  
      July 15. FDG.  
      July 20. Reel Friends.  
      Aug 4. Royal Navy (15 rods).  
      Aug 11. Fishing 4 Fun.  
      Sept 5. September Singles comp.  
      Sept 25. Lashings.  
      Dec 5. Brass Monkeys.  
      Dec 15. Fully booked.  
      Dec 30. Newick Crown Flyers.  

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  Rainbows 20lb 9oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      18lb 5oz Hugh Pollard  
      18lb Dave Davies  
      17lb 13oz Peter Cockwill  
      17lb 7oz Hugh Pollard  
  Browns 19lb Darren Short Photo  
      18lb 8oz John Medlow  
      17lb 8oz Paul Woolvern  
      17lb 4oz Colin Beddoe  
      17lb 1oz Frank Warburton  
  Blue Rainbows 17lb 6oz Jim Curry Photo
      15lb 2oz Anthony Maclaren  
      13lb 14oz Hugh Pollard  
      12lb 11oz Kevin Hunt  
      12lb 9oz Andy Cooper  
  Tigers 14lb 2oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      11lb 1oz Hugh Pollard  
      9lb 15oz Steven Gallagher  
      9lb 12oz Dean Dodds  
      9lb 7oz Alan Estill