2014/2015 Annual Sea Trout Permits are now available to buy.


With the 2014 Sea Trout fishing season opening on May 1st the Society has a few of this year’s allocation of Sea Trout Permits still available so, if you’d like to have a go at catching one of the big Sea Trout that run the Sussex Ouse, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Please remember that Annual Sea Trout Permits are ONLY available from the Society’s Permit Secretary. Please email (click on the ‘Contact Us’ link at the bottom left of any page), telephone (01273 891312 – answerphone) or write to 14 The Martlets, Mill Lane, South Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4QG.



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.


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.


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

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.





2012 Newsletter

Newsletters have now been emailed where an email address was available with the remainder posted earlier today.

If any permit holders would like their future newsletters emailed, but haven’t supplied an email address, please drop me a line at and include your permit number and where you bought it.

As mentioned previously, the 2012 newsletter will be available from this website from July 2012 onwards.