Trout, Game Angling
Angling in Sussex and Hampshire, for Trout, Sea Trout, Salmon and Grayling, at a range of prestigious venues, the Trout Section has sufficient waters combined with a fixed upper limit on members to ensure that in practice, members will generally be able to fish in relative seclusion. It is not unknown to have an entire water to oneself.
In West Sussex we have two still waters sitting under the South Downs escarpment – one for bank fishing and the other mostly for punt fishing. In East Sussex we have two stunningly beautiful still water locations. One is mostly fished by punts although some bank fishing is possible. The other has a series of three lakes linked by a stream.
All our waters enjoy varied and abundant hatches of fly and in good conditions superb dry fly and buzzer fishing. Two of the lakes are generally clear enough to allow stalking for individual fish. There is parking and easy access to all waters.
Our still waters are stocked with superb hard fighting browns and rainbows – mostly between one and five pounds. The society encourages a catch and release policy with members being able to take one or two occasional fish for the table. This policy ensures that the stocked fish soon become naturalised and feed heavily on the invertebrate life.
We also have fishing on a middle beat and an upper beat of the River Itchen in Hampshire. The former offers fabulous brown trout fishing from May until September and excellent grayling from October to December. The upper beat is fished mainly for small wild brownies, but wild fish to two pounds are occasionally resident. We also have rods over three miles of the River Test at Broadlands.
In addition, the Sussex Piscatorial Society can, from time to time, offer even more rivers and lakes to fish through arrangements with other waters and organisations.
We operate a limited membership ensuring that our waters are quiet and peaceful places to fish. The Society welcomes new applicants, there may be a waiting list at times; all prospective new members will be invited to attend an interview to ensure suitability for membership. Dual Membership is also available for both the Coarse and Trout Sections.