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We offer a superb range of venues on the beautiful lakes, ponds and rivers of West Sussex. Our Exchange Ticket Scheme extends our total available waters for our members to well over 20 !

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15 - 03 - 2016
Tree planting - Coates - amendment to timing
The start time for the tree planting at Coates has been put back. We will be marking out the planting positions from around 10am and planting is likely to commence from around 11am. If you have some spare time please come down and give a hand. Please see the previous article for details of what will be happening.
Hope to see you there.

11 - 03 - 2016
Wednesday Evening Work Parties
We realise that we have been a bit optimistic in putting evening work parties in March into the schedule. By the time we are able to get to Hurston and sort things out there is probably less than an hour of light left. Therefore we have decided to drop the Wednesday work parties scheduled for March and start on the 13th April.

We do have a couple of Sunday work parties coming up so if you can spare some time for the following;

3rd April

Hurston Lane from 8.30

10th April

The Granary from 8.30


We would be more than pleased to see you.
11 - 03 - 2016
Tree Planting - River Rother - Coates Castle 20th March 2016
In association with Arun and Rother Rivers Trust and South Downs National Park we are having a significant number of trees planted on the Coates bank of the Rother. The Coates bank has been largely denuded of trees over recent years and a significant number of those that are left are on their last legs.
The planting is designed to take the place of some of the trees that are likely to die back over the next few years and to also provide some new areas of tree cover on the bank. The south bank of the river has been selected as this will provide optimum shade to the river. Areas of overhanging trees also provide areas of shelter from aerial predators and sources of increased insect life over the river. All these should help improve the general ecology and encourage fish breeding and survival of juvenile fish in the river.
The planting will take place on 20th March and if you can spare a few hours your help would be greatly appreciated. We will be meeting in the Coates Castle top car park (behind the barn) at 9.00 and expect that we will be on site until mid-afternoon. If you can help out it would be useful if you could bring a spade and/or fork with you.
There is more information about the plans for the day HERE and if you want any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

26 - 02 - 2016
Membership is now available for the 2016 / 2017 season.

Existing members should receive their magazine and renewal form in the next couple of days.  Please check that your details are correct and amend if required, we would also appreciate a confirmation of your e-mail address. Please take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaires that accompany the renewal form. This information is really useful in helping us make sure that we give you the fishing and facilities that you want.

New members that join now can enjoy fishing our waters until the end of March free. To find details on membership costs please click HERE. To download an online membership form click HERE.

Membership is available immediately from the following outlets

Arun Angling in Angmering

SAS Angling in Chichester

Tropikoi Aquatic and Angling Centre in Bognor Regis

Membership will be available from Monday 29th February at Prime Angling in Worthing

Or you can post your Form to the Membership Secretary address on the Form.

Please do not forget your photographs and if applying by post don’t forget to include a stamped self addressed envelope.

20 - 02 - 2016
Fittleworth Mill Fish Passage

The Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT) are pleased to announce that a fish passage is to be built that will allow all fish to move freely round Fittleworth Mill which at present remains a major obstacle for coarse and small fish to traverse the river especially upstream during adverse conditions. This is a costly undertaking and has taken a considerable amount of time and effort but thanks to the generosity and co-operation of the mill owner, himself a keen angler plus funding from the Environment Agency work will commence this year once conditions allow.

The impact and benefits of this fish passage will allow them to travel the longest length of the Rother free of major obstacles from Hardham through to Midhurst and is another step forward to conserve and improve the fish population, something I'm sure anyone who fishes the Rother will welcome.

Roger Poole.
Chairman