2021 Sea Trout Message

Error in the 2021 Sea Trout supplement to the Guide to Waters

Rules 3 & 4 in the Sea Trout supplement have been printed using an older copy and contain reference to Sea Trout being retained. Rules 3.a.i and 3.a.ii refer to the number of Sea Trout that can be retained and The Sea Trout Scale Project information on page 4 was included.

The updated supplement, that banned the retention of Sea Trout following the Plumpton Mill Stream pollution at the end of 2016, should have been sent instead. To view the updated copy of the supplement and/or to download the file Click here then click the link that opens in a new window.

Once you’ve opened the document, download the document click the download by clicking the button ( ) to the top right of your screen.

Jim Smith.

Jim (The Fish) Smith – 31.07.1944 to 27.12 2019

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of this, one of the Society’s great and much loved characters who, for over 60 years poured his heart and soul into the society and river interests – to the extent that many years ago the committee, being concerned about labour laws, decided he must have one day a week off and a set holiday! This was only achieved after much persuasion and heaving up of his trousers!

In addition to his role with the society, Jim put an equal amount of enthusiasm into his work with the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust and the local parish council, together with interests in the Trout and Salmon Association and other rural organisations.

Jim learned his trade from the previous bailiff, Mac, with whom he spent much time as a boy, and, as we all know, he went on to accumulate a vast knowledge of the Ouse, its catchment and nature generally, with an enthusiasm which, over the many years, never diminished.

Jim will be sadly missed but well remembered by all who knew him.