Coarse Season Opening Day 2018

FloatOpening Day of the Coarse Fishing Season 2018

This post has been amended since it was first published…

The 2018/2019 Coarse fishing season for rivers opens this coming Saturday, 16th June.

OAPS had reported a couple of days prior to this update that waters we control on the non-tidal river at Barcombe Mills might be used by a local company that had advertised commercial canoe trips on the river for that day.

The Society understands that the event has been cancelled.

Our advice for any incidents involving “paddlers” remains the same… The Society advises anglers to avoid any confrontation, including swearing, with “paddlers” and would appreciate any evidence of the extent of interference should any occur, including any photographic or video evidence that can be collected.

2018-2019 – PERMIT HOLDER NEWS FOR THE COARSE SEASON

Permit Holder News – 2018-2019Float2

Annual Fishing permits are now available for 2018-2019 – click here for details

Old Mill Farm (a.k.a Brown’s).
Ouse Angling Preservation Society Sea Trout, Coarse and Winter permits no longer give access to any of the fishing on Old Mill Farm land.

Bevern Stream remains unavailable for fishing in 2018/2019.
The Bevern Stream remains closed for the 2018/2019 season to all Ouse Angling Preservation Society anglers whilst further work is carried out to assess any ongoing damage to the fishery caused by the Plumpton Mill Stream pollution during the winter of 2016-2017.

Car parking for fishing near the Anchor Inn.
At the time of writing there is NO car parking available at or near the Anchor Inn. Parking is only available at Barcombe Mills in either the Society’s car park or the public car park, with access shown in your information pack. Please check back here regularly for any changes to these arrangements.

Guest ticket clarification.
Guest tickets do not allow permit holders to take their guest to any of the Copthorne and District A.S. stillwaters, including Piltdown Pond.

2018-2019 – DAY TICKET NEWS FOR THE COARSE SEASON

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Coarse Season News (Day Tickets) – 2018-2019

Day tickets are now available for 2018-2019 – click here for details

Changes that day ticket anglers need to be aware of for the 2018-2019 coarse season…

Old Mill Farm (a.k.a Brown’s).
Ouse Angling Preservation Society day tickets no longer give access to any of the fishing on Old Mill Farm land.

Car parking for fishing near the Anchor Inn.
At the time of writing there is NO car parking available at or near the Anchor Inn. Parking is only available in the public car park at Barcombe Mills, with access shown on your day ticket. Please check back here regularly for any changes to these arrangements.
 

Ifield Lake (CDAS)

IFIELD LAKE (CDAS)

The 2018-2019 OAPS Information Pack contains an error in the section about CDAS waters available to OAPS permit holders.

Ifield Lake is no longer a CDAS water, contrary to what the current Information Packs says, and is unavailable to OAPS permit holders.

2018-2019 SEA TROUT PERMIT ALLOCATION

2018-2019 Sea Trout Permits

 
Our allocation of 2018-2019 Sea Trout permits has now been exhausted and a waiting list for 2019-2020 Sea Trout permits opened.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for next year’s permit please contact the Permit Secretary. You will be contacted around the end of January 2019 and invited to submit an application.

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) or telephone (07899 245680 – mobile).

CAR PARKING ON THE OAPS FISHERY

Car Parking on the OAPS Fishery

 
Permit and Day ticket anglers wishing to fish the river in the vicinity of the Anchor Inn are probably aware that, over recent months, there have been “difficulties” in accessing the ONLY designated anglers’ parking for this part of the river, in the field on the left hand side of the road just before the Anchor Inn.

At the present time our anglers cannot rely on this parking being available. Unfortunately, this means that the nearest viable ‘official’ parking for this part of the river is in the Society’s car park at Barcombe Mills with access to the Anchor Inn stretch of river via the Ouse Valley Way footpath. If the Society’s car park is inaccessible during wet weather please use the public car park.

Further information will be shown here as and when it becomes available.

WARNING – VEHICLE BREAK-INS AT BARCOMBE MILLS

WARNING – Vehicle Break-ins at Barcombe Mills

There have been break-ins to two anglers’ vehicles at Barcombe Mills in the last couple of weeks. On both occasions there was fishing tackle visible in the vehicles and entry was gained by breaking the front passenger windows.

Please ensure that, when leaving your car in any public area for any length of time, there is nothing left on show that will advertise that it is an angler’s car and could contain fishing tackle.

We would like to remind all anglers to be vigilant when in and around car parking areas and to make a note of details, car registration numbers etc. if you see anything suspicious and to contact the police if you witness any such crimes being carried out.

For reasons of personal safety the Society advises very strongly against confrontation in such circumstances.

UPDATE (05 February 2018): Another break-in has occurred to an angler’s vehicle in the public car park so please continue to be vigilant and take care to keep as much of your car’s contents as possible out of sight. Also try to use the Society’s car park whenever possible as it is less obvious from the road bridge although still vulnerable to a determined thief (we understand that this is not always practical during wetter periods.)

2018 SEA TROUT PERMITS

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2018 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 2018.

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 2018 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.

PLUMPTON MILL STREAM POLLUTION

URGENT – Pollution

Plumpton Mill Stream and the Bevern Stream.

 
Many of our anglers will be aware of the recent devastating pollution of the Plumpton Mill Stream and the Bevern Stream – OART Report – Click Here

The main river is now starting to feel the effect of the pollution and the Environment Agency (EA) has asked that we keep a watch on the main river and report any sightings of casualties. Any such casualties should be reported immediately to the EA hotline (0800 807060) with details of the date observed, location, types of fish, approximate numbers and size.

Your help at this time is greatly appreciated…  Thank you.