2018-2019 Season

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OAPS anglers will be aware that waters we control on the non-tidal river at Barcombe Mills are used from time to time by local companies that advertise commercial canoe trips on the river and also by so-called “wildswimmers”.

The Society advises anglers to avoid any sort of confrontation, including swearing, with these groups. The Society would appreciate any photographic or video evidence anglers can collect of either of these groups interfering with their enjoyment of the river.

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.

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.)

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.