Coarse Season News (Permit Holders) – 2017-2018
Old Mill Farm (a.k.a Brown’s).
The terms of our fishing licence from the new owner of the river bank originally known as “Browns” was agreed last year for 12 months.
Anglers will have noticed the construction of a new house during last year. That house is due for completion towards the end of 2017 and the current owner has agreed to extend the fishing lease for a further 6 months until the 1st November 2017, around the time the house should be completed.
The Society has installed signs at all access points to the Mill Farm Fishery.
Please Note: There is NO parking allowed at Mill Farm itself. Rebuilding of the house there is ongoing with the accompanying movement of plant around the site. In order to avoid parked cars being damaged or impeding plant in the area, parking is not allowed there.
For more details – click here.
Bevern Stream will be unavailable for fishing in 2017/2018.
For the 2017/2018 season, the Bevern Stream will be closed to all Ouse Angling Preservation Society anglers.
This action has been taken with extreme reluctance following the pollution incident in late 2016 in the Plumpton Mill Stream, which is a tributary of the Bevern Stream, that has seriously affected the stocks of mature fish and fry.
This decision is taken in the knowledge that the Bevern Stream is a known spawning area for most coarse fish and a significant route and spawning area for migrating sea trout
Checks will be carried out during the 2017/2018 season to assess the balance of the habitat as it recovers from the pollution and also assess numbers of fish and fry.
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.