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.

2017-2018 – DAY TICKET NEWS FOR THE COARSE SEASON

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Coarse Season News (Day Tickets) – 2017-2018

Day tickets are now availble for 2017-2018 – please click here for details

There are a couple of changes that day ticket anglers need to be aware of for the 2017-2018 coarse season…

Day tickets at Old Mill Farm (a.k.a Brown’s).
Day tickets for Old Mill Farm are now sold by Ouse Angling Preservation Society ONLY as part of our day ticket fishery at various points between the Barcombe Mills Sluice gates and the Anchor Inn farm bridge.

Day tickets issued from 1st November 2017 onwards will not allow access to fishing at Old Mill Farm (‘Browns’) due to restrictions on this year’s fishing lease.

Day tickets must be bought before starting fishing and are only available from our outlets, Permit Secretary or Head Bailiff – click here.

Signs have been installed at all access points to the Mill Farm Fishery to remind any day ticket anglers of the changes.

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 day ticket fishing is no longer available.
The Society has, reluctantly, given up the fishing on the Bevern Stream downstream from the old railway bridge to the stream’s mouth, plus the fishing in the first fields on the west bank of the main river upstream and downstream of it.
The landowner has installed electric fences close to the edges of the river banks here to protect the horses that are housed there from getting into the river. This has made access to the river in the area extremely difficult so, for health and safety reasons,  we have given up the fishing.

Both of these changes are shown on the current day ticket map.

2017-2018 – PERMIT HOLDER NEWS FOR THE COARSE SEASON

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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.