The Mill Pool & Surrounding Streams, Barcombe Mills
This part of the fishery consists of the river and streams surrounded by the circuit of roads made up of the main Barcombe Mills road (which crosses the river downstream of the confluence of the various streams that the river splits into at the downstream end of the non-tidal river) and The Old Toll Road to the north – this road marked by ‘No Entry’ signs at either end).
ALL of this part of the river is reserved for Sea Trout fishing ONLY from 01 May to 31 October inclusive and can ONLY be fished by Annual Sea Trout Permit holders who are in possession of a Pool Permit, valid for the day they are fishing. The rule relating to fishing in this area will be strictly enforced, so please ensure you are in possession of a valid Pool Permit BEFORE fishing – Pool Permits MUST be booked in advance and are NOT available on the bank.
Please click here for details of the Society’s Annual Sea Trout Permit and Pool Permits.
Once the Sea Trout fishing season has finished (31 October is the final day of the season) these waters are available for Coarse fishing. From 01 November to 14 March inclusive, this area can be fished by Annual and Winter Coarse Permit holders ONLY at no extra charge. Permission for this may be withdrawn on a temporary basis if high numbers of Sea Trout are observed in the pool awaiting suitable conditions to run upstream.
Please note– In recent years, fishing on the House Stream (both banks between the Society’s car park and the Old Toll Bridge at Barcombe Mills) has been banned from 01 May until 31 October to help Sea Trout conservation during periods of low water levels. This ban is being relaxed for the 2012 season but, with the drought being experienced across the south east and the way it is affecting the Ouse, this is being monitored very closely in case conditions require the ban to be re-imposed.
The Society has a car park at Barcombe Mills, shown on the information pack supplied with your permit. A current car parking sticker must be displayed on parked vehicles at all times. Parking is also available in the public car park near Pike’s Bridge.
Copthorne and District Angling Society (C&DAS)
An Ouse Angling Preservation Society permit allows access to all of C&DAS’s waters. Please see the C&DAS website – click here – for details of the stretches of the Sussex Ouse, plus lakes, that they control, and which are available to our permit holders under this arrangement