2014-2015 Winter Permits
The 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.
July 2014 – Reported Captures
A 5lb Sea Trout captured by George Awty at Barcombe Mills
A Sea Trout captured by Justin Francis from above Hamsey
Tony Richardson with a 16lb 3oz carp from Hamsey, above the weir
A Sea Trout about 7lb captured from the upper tidal river
2014 opening week tench
Tom Pearce took this lovely tench, on bread, from the non-tidal river on 18th June 2014
Coarse Fishing Day Tickets 2014/2015
Day Tickets have now been distributed to our outlets ready for the start of the new Coarse fishing season on Monday 16 June.
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Our latest newsletter is now available in our newletter archive – click here
Annual Coarse Permits for 2014/2015
Annual Coarse Permits for 2014-2015 are now on sale from all of our outlets
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Sea Trout Permits for 2014/2015 were despatched on 23rd April.
Sea Trout permits for the coming year were despatched on 23rd April and should be with all permit holders by Saturday 26th April.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pool bookings calendar page has been updated and we are now taking bookings from all anglers who have been notified that they have been allocated a 2014/2015 Sea Trout Permit.
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.