North of Barcombe Mills


Upstream of the river’s tidal limit…

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills Pikes Lock Snow

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills

Fishing on the main river above the main mill pool from the sluice gate as far as the fence just past the footbridge on the southern bank of Andrew’s Cut, then the remainder of the south bank of the Cut to Andrew’s weir and from the weir downstream on Andrew’s Stream as far as Pike’s bridge on the right hand (northern) bank.

Fishing on the main river in the field to the south of the reservoir.

From the field boundary just south of the reservoir downstream to the confluence with Andrew’s Cut then along the Northern bank of the Cut past the top of Andrew’s Weir.

The Society has a car park at Barcombe Mills shown on the information pack supplied with your permit and accessible through a combination padlocked gate – combination shown on 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.

Please note: Access to the sluice gates just above the main mill pool is required by the Environment Agency at all times. Permit and Day Ticket holders should NOT park in this area.

Downstream from the Anchor Inn…

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills Anchor Inn

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills Anchor Inn

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills Anchor Inn

Approximately a quarter of a mile of single bank fishing.

Fishing on the east bank of the first field downstream from the Anchor farm bridge to its boundary almost opposite the Old Oil Mills, including the Anchor weirpool.

This area is also available for Coarse fishing on a Day Ticket available from the usual outlets.

Please note: Whilst it is tempting to use the sluice gates to cross the river here, the Environment Agency has requested that anglers keep off this potentially dangerous structure. To access the east bank please use ONLY the Anchor farm bridge to cross the river.

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.

This parking is currently unavailable.

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.

The Bevern Stream…

Sussex Ouse Barcombe Mills Bevern Stream

Approximately a mile and a half of small stream fishing.

Fishing is on the northern bank upstream from the old railway bridge westwards to Clappers Bridge at Barcombe Cross, then on to the western boundary of the first field upstream of Clapper’s Bridge.

Park at the Society’s car park at Barcombe Mills, shown on the information pack supplied with your permit. Access the Bevern stream by walking along the old railway track, over the bridge and then into the field on your left. Alternative car parking at Barcombe Cross is shown in your information pack.

Sheffield Park…

For details of fishing on the Sussex Ouse at Sheffield Park please click here.

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.

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