UPDATE: 2015 Sea Trout Permit Applications


Applications forms and covering letters for 2015 Sea Trout Fishing Permits have now been despatched to holders of a 2014 Sea Trout Permit plus all those on our current waiting list.

As in previous years, 31st March (2015) is the deadline for 2014 permit holders to return your application form and guarantee a 2015 permit.

There is still time to apply but the number of permits we have is limited. Anyone interested in taking one of the Society’s Sea Trout fishing permits should contact us without delay to stand the best chance of a successful application.

Latest News (22nd March 2015): Applications for 80% of this year’s allocation of Sea Trout permits have already been received. If you have not returned your application yet please remember that 31st March is the deadline for submitting it before any remaining unclaimed permits are sold on a first come, first served basis. 



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2015 Sea Trout Permits

This year’s Sea Trout permit allocation process will be starting in 4 or 5 weeks time. As in previous years all current Sea Trout permit holders will be sent an invitation to apply for this year’s permit and will be guaranteed one if they send their application to arrive on or before 31st March 2015.

If you are an existing permit holder and your postal and/or email address has changed since your current permit was issued, please email with your new details.

Once the 31st March 2015 deadline has passed, any unsold Sea Trout permits will be allocated to new applicants according to when they were added to this year’s waiting list. Anyone interested in applying for a Sea Trout permit should contact the Society (email link to the left of this post)  as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of being offered a permit before we run out.


2014-2015 Winter Permits


Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills Pikes Lock SnowThe Society’s Winter Permits are now available from all of our outlets at a cost of £46.00.

These permits cover the period from 1st November until the following 30th April and include the waters that we share with Copthorne & District AS (CDAS), including their stillwaters at Piltdown Pond near Newick and Rowfant between Copthorne and Turners Hill near Gatwick.

The closed season for river coarse fishing, starting on 15th March 2015, applies to holders of all of our winter permits, but fishing continues on CDAS stillwaters until 30th April.

CLICK HERE for details of where to purchase your permit.


2014/2015 Sea Trout Permit Allocation has Sold Out

The Society’s allocation of Sea Trout permits for 2014/2015 has sold out.

If you would like your name to be added to the waiting list for a 2015 Sea Trout permit so you can have a go at catching one of the big Sea Trout that run the Sussex Ouse, please get in touch as soon as possible.
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.




Copthorne  and District AS (CDAS) recently added news to their website about a possible outbreak of Koi herpesvirus  (KVH) in a water very close to their fishery at Rowfant Mill.

The outbreak was confirmed yesterday, 30th July (Click here to view the official notice) and CDAS are putting in place precautionary measures (dip tanks and signs) required by DEFRA at both Rowfant Mill and Little Rowfant.

Any anglers fishing at either venue MUST use the tanks to disinfect their nets in order to minimise the chance of spreading this outbreak of KVH any further. Failure to follow this requirement could have serious consequences for the fish in both CDAS and OAPS fisheries and any OAPS permit holder found to be ignoring these instructions will be reported to the committee and action taken.