Welcome to the Petworth and Bognor Angling Club website

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 !

This website aims to provide all the information that you need to know about our waters, membership fees and the sort of angling that you will be able to enjoy with us.

Our most recent News Items can be seen below but please use the adjacent Navigation Menu to access the rest of the site.

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25 - 06 - 2016
Poachers / Illegal Fishing At Coultershaw
We have again encountered poachers, fishing mainly for sea trout from the weir pool at Coultershaw, we have received reports of a silver BMW parked near the mill which leads us to suspect that this vehicle could be associated with the poachers.You must display your members car park permit so our bailiffs can identify members vehicles.

If anyone see’s or thinks there are poachers active then a vehicle registration number or even photographs would be helpful in helping the police to trace them. In the first instance call the water bailiff, Martin Cornish on 07834 858082 and he can advise further action.

Other useful contacts
If there is an ongoing incident you can call the police on 999.

You can make a report to the police using either the 101 number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The local officer who deals with these incidents can be contacted by e-mail andy.rawlinson@sussex.pnn.police.uk

The Leconfield estate bailiff is Andrew Thompson who can be contacted on 07801 244538.

IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS GET US MUCH DETAIL AS YOU CAN WITHOUT DIRECT CONFRONTATION OR PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK. THEN REPORT YOUR FINDING AS ABOVE.

More information on reporting suspected illegal fishing can be found in the EA June Newsletter

23 - 06 - 2016
Free Junior Taster / Tuition - 23rd July 2016

Petworth & Bognor Angling Club will be running a free angling tuition / taster session for young people between the ages of 8 and 12.

The event takes place at Walberton which is approximately 8 miles from Chichester and 7 miles from Bognor Regis.

Places are limited to 10 and will be allocated on a first come basis.

Full tuition will be provided by a qualified angling coach and all equipment will be provided for the day. The event provides an excellent opportunity for young people to learn a little about fishing as a sport or hobby

The event will run from 10.00am until 2.30pm on the 23rd July and a small lunch and drinks will be provided.
If you would like further information or would like to receive a registration form please contact us HERE

02 - 06 - 2016
EA Fisheries Monitoring Report 2015

Most members will know that the Environment Agency carry out fish stock monitoring at Coultershaw and Fittleworth each year. We have just received the Solent & South Downs Fisheries monitoring report for 2015 from them that has the results of the monitoring and the results are very encouraging for the Rother.

  • There were above average catches from all five Principal Coarse Fishery sites on the Rother, two of which are Coultershaw and Fittleworth.
  • They recorded sea trout and brown trout at all five sites.
  • The number of dace and roach were the highest since 2006.

These results are hopefully the first of a continuing upward trend in the level of fish stocks in the Rother and reflect all the environmental work that has been carried out by our club in association with the Arun & Rother River Trust (ARRT) over the last three years.

You can read the full report HERE (note the Rother section starts on page 28)

You can read more about the work that has been done by ARTT or even support them HERE

04 - 05 - 2016
Guest Tickets
For those members that would like to take a friend to experience our waters, you can utlise our guest ticket scheme. Guest tickets are available from our local tackle shop outlets....

Arun Angling in Angmering
Prime Angling in Worthing
SAS in Chichester
Tropikoi in Bognor

However we realise that these are all along the south coast so Dave Chambers (one of our bailiffs) has kindly offered to sell guest tickets for us from his more northerly location. Dave lives in the Petersfield area so if it is more convenient for you to get a guest ticket from here rather than on the south coast please contact Dave and he can sort you out.

Dave's contact details are;
Telephone 01730 302004
Mobile 07585 506544
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.