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Report updated 8th March 2019.
  During the last week, 76 fishermen caught 232 fish, including 19 over 4lb. Average catch rate 91%.  

Best recent catches :


    Rainbows. 8lb 3oz. Danny Leung.  
      7lb 13oz. Danny Leung.  
      7lb 2oz. Mark Harris.  
    Browns. 8lb 12oz. Gary Hardwick.  
      8lb 12oz. Tom Dean.  



Latest report - The last week or so has seen an improvemnent in the weather. We have snowdrops and daffodils coming up at the same time! The water remains crystal clear, as it does for most of the year, as it generally doesn`t `colour up` after heavy rain. If the weather does get a bit nasty, you can always go and hide in the lodge and make yourself a cup of something hot to keep you warm!


The fishing itself has continued to be excellent with most anglers catching well.  The usual goldhead damsels, hare`s ears and a variety of stalking bugs have been the most effective patterns - not too much on the dry in the wind and rain though.

Rainbows, Browns and a few Blues are all being caught, with the best recently just over 11lb, and we will be continuing to stock all three species throughout the winter months.


Also, contrary to rumours doing the rounds, the fishery is NOT closing and we are looking forward to another busy year.

Danny Leung with one of his fish caught this week.


John Pearn (below).


Keith Potter (below).




Danny, with his other lovely rainbow caught this week.





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 at other times as we operate a `first-come, first served` basis - pre-booking is always advised.


      April 3rd April Fools competition.  
      June 5th Summer Invitation Cup.  
      July 5th Reel Friends.  
      July 6th Newick Crown flyers.  
      July 7th Ouse Valley FDG (10 rods booked - not full).  
      July 14th Sussex FDG.  
      August 10th Royal Navy (15 rods booked - not full).  
      August 17th Fishing 4 Fun.  
      Sepember 6th BSS.  
      December 14th Fully booked.  



  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