Annual Coarse Permits for 2013-2014
Annual Coarse Permits for 2013-2014 are now on sale at all of our outlets (Click here for details.)
Day tickets will be available a few days prior to 16 June 2013. A notice will be posted here once the tickets have been passed to the outlets.
PLEASE NOTE: BOATHOUSE ORGANIC FARM SHOP AT BARCOMBE MILLS HAS NOW CLOSED.
Annual Sea Trout Permits for 2013-2014
SEA TROUT PERMITS ALLOCATED SO FAR HAVE NOW BEEN DESPATCHED.
WE STILL HAVE A FEW 2013/2014 SEA TROUT PERMITS LEFT TO ALLOCATE SO, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FISHING THE SUSSEX OUSE FOR SEA TROUT PLEASE CONTACT THE SOCIETY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
ONCE ALL OF THIS YEAR’S PERMITS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED A WAITING LIST WILL BE STARTED FOR 2014/2015.
Permit Holder Guest Permits
Annual and Winter Permit holders are reminded that up to two Guest Permits per day can now be bought at the same outlets that your Annual or Winter Permit was bought from.
If you want to buy a Guest Permit and are offered or given a Day Ticket instead please ask for it to be replaced with a Guest Permit – this is the first year that they are being made available in this way and some confusion may arise.
The Guest Permit allows your guest(s) to accompany you anywhere on the river covered by your Annual or Winter permit. If your guest is carrying a Day Ticket instead of a Guest Permit their access will be restricted to parts of the non-tidal river between Barcombe Mills and the Anchor Inn. Prices are the same for each so please ensure that you are given the ticket you are expecting.
CLICK HERE for more details of where to purchase your Permits.
Winter Coarse Fishing Permits
1st November is the start date for the Society’s winter coarse fishing permit.
The winter permit price for 2012/13 is £46.00 so bear in mind that a winter permit gives you fishing up until 30th April (at Piltdown Pond) and access to most of the river between Goldbridge at Newick and Hamsey near Lewes, including the excellent pike fishing on the tidal river, until 14 March 2013 for the price of less than 5 day tickets – Senior and Under 19 coarse fishing permits are still available at their regular (discounted) annual price.
CLICK HERE for more details of where to purchase your permit.
Grilse Caught at Barcombe Mills – 2012
September 1st 2012 at 10:30, Karl Parker caught this 4lb 2oz (23.25 inches long) Grilse from the main river below the Mill Pool on the spinner shown in the picture below.
Sandra at Crowborough Tackle (The Broadway, Crowborough, TN6 1DA) has kindly agreed to stock the Society’s full range of coarse fishing permits and day tickets
Please click on Crowborough Tackle to check the website
Many thanks for your help Sandra.
The Society’s latest newsletter, for the year 2011-2012, is now available to view online and download at the newsletter archive page – click here.
Another good carp for Tony Wingrove – 22lb 5oz Mirror from Hamsey, 15 July 2012.
Tony writes “[Caught] at 4.30 pm. One hell of a fight in very pacey water, it was the best fish of the session… the water being very high has not affected the feeding of the fish. Bream averaged 4lb and also some very good roach up to 1lb 9oz all fell to hair rigged 8mm pellets and cage feeder (45 grams).”
Thanks again for the photo and information Tony.
This fine common carp, weighing 18lb 4oz, was caught by permit holder Tony Wingrove at Hamsey on 16th June 2012.
Many thanks for the picture Tony.
Annual Coarse Fishing Permits
Annual and Winter Coarse Fishing Permits, plus Coarse Fishing Guest Permits (for Annual and Winter permit holders) are available from all of our outlets – click here for details.
Day tickets are available for part of the river at Barcombe Mills, for details of our outlets that sell day tickets please click here.
One thing to take particular note of is the details of opening times and other instructions shown for day ticket purchases from Boathouse Farm Organic Shop near Barcombe Mills. The reason for adding these details is that a few anglers, having found that the shop is closed, have knocked on the door of the house looking to buy their day ticket. Day tickets are NOT available from the house, if the shop is closed please purchase your day ticket from Barcombe Post Office in Barcombe Cross (about a mile along the road once you pass Barcombe Mills.)
Coarse Fishing Guest Permits
This year the Society has supplied the outlets that sell our Annual and Winter permits (this DOES NOT include Boathouse Farm Organic Shop) with a number of Coarse Fishing Guest Permits for purchase by Annual and Winter Permit holders.
In the past these have only been available from either the Head Bailiff or the Permit Secretary but it’s clear that the additional points of sale will make purchase much more convenient for permit holders, especially if a decision to take a guest is made at the last minute.
Please note: Sea Trout annual permit holders wanting to take a guest Sea Trout fishing will still need a Sea Trout Guest Permit available ONLY from the Permit Secretary as usual. If a Sea Trout permit holder wishes to take a guest COARSE fishing, the Coarse Fishing Guest Permit can be bought from one of our outlets (if you’re asked for your Coarse Permit number, please give your Sea Trout Permit number.)
New (limited) parking for the Bevern Stream
Limited parking is now available on the verge of the farm track for Annual and Winter permit holders displaying the Society’s parking sticker (OAPS Day Ticket anglers should NOT park here.) A MAXIMUM of two cars only can park on the verge on the left hand side of the track north of the Bevern Stream (the verge is on the upstream side of the bridge, opposite the gate by the bridge.) If you arrive and find 2 cars already there Annual and Winter Permit holders can park at Brown’s farm which is a bit closer than the Society’s car park.
SEE MAP OF PARKING AT BROWNS HERE.