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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.
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Report updated 12th February 2018.
  During the last week, 72 fishermen caught 211 fish, including 29 over 4lb. Average catch rate 91%.  
  Best recent catches :  
    Rainbows. 9lb 2oz. Matt Harper.  
      9lb 1oz. Tom Green.  
      8lb 12oz. Paul Harris.  
    Browns. 7lb 15oz. Graham Dean.  

The weather has been quite mixed again this past week or so but the fishing has continued to be excellent. The best flies have been the usual goldhead damsels,along with orange lead-heads fished on the drop. Also, try using pheasant tails and buzzers, and when the going gets a bit tough use small flies, maybe on a sink-tip line, such as Diawl Bachs, When All Else Fails and small hare`s ears. Not much rising to the dry at the moment, although they still can be tempted to the surface on any brighter, drier days.




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.


    2018 April 11. April Fools comp.  
      June 1. NYMFS.  
      June 6. Invitation Day.  
      June 20. Sussex Police.  
      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