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Martin in his office
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The water comes from springs

into the pool below

and then into the holding pool, deceptively deep with large fish in it

The loo opened in 2012







Some useful web sites:

Fish Legal.  Protecting inland and coastal waters and the rights of anglers

Salmon and Trout Association is a charity for game fishers

Where to fish, licences etc

Conservation of wild trout

















The web master, David N Hall, plays a fish caught on a size 16 PTN with care on a winter's morning


Comments or ideas on this page, please, and any up to date photographs with captions to Martin's Web Master,
David N Hall


Martin's July / August 2014 report on Duncton fishing

Writing this with the sun burning down it feels more like the Mediterranean that Britain - the last four weeks have been very warm with particularly warm nights.  All of this has pushed the water temperatures up, with Rosies, Coot and Alder currently running at 22 degrees. Birch with its depth and larger spring flow has kept a degree or two cooler. This has resulted in the usual hot weather conditions with Rosies Coot and Alder being slow during the day with the fish shutting down and then coming on the go in the evening with the fish moving in the cooler conditions.

Birch is fishing really well with fish being caught on even the hottest of days. The best flies at this time are all small patterns with PTN, Black Buzzer and Blue Damsel being the most productive. The late evening rise has proved to be good fishing with Rosies having the most activity, fish rising all over the lake - the best flies during the rise are Hawthorn or Black Gnat.

Whilst on the subject of The Evening Rise - those members who came along for the afternoon tea and fishing had a good time.  There were great home made cakes and biscuits, and the yard looked very welcoming with tables and chairs set out together with jam jars of wild flowers.  The fishing was also productive, the best fish of the evening being a 6lb 14oz Rainbow caught by Andrew Lewis.

The best recommendations for the Summer are to fish small flies into the deeper areas on the lakes - if the weather is really hot try a sinking line and drop deep into Birch - remember it drops to a depth of 30 feet.

Tight Lines,

Martin, Caroline, and Roger

Day tickets terminated on 16 March 2014.

Duncton Closed dates 2014:

Rosie's Lake


Martin's choice - the summer
 PTN, buzzer and blue damsel


Trout Masters
James Foulcher won the junior troutmasters title. Here he is with his dad and grandad, which was fitting as we all know as parents how much running around all these things take!!

Fishing for Heroes 2014

Its a long time away, but thought we would let you know the date for the popular event, so that you can put the it in your diary!
This year our heat will be held on Saturday 8th November 2014.
This has proved a fun event in the past - with a morning's fishing followed by one of Caroline's yummy lunches!

As usual the idea is to get sponsorship and raise as much money as possible for this worthy charity.  If you would like to book your place or need any further details please call the office or see us at the fishery.

Fly Dressers v Trout and Salmon - a close run competition
This annual competition, held on 10 May 2014, was exciting as usual with the regular friendly rivalry - especially when quite a few anglers were able to fish for either team.  It turned out to be a close fought affair with the result swinging all day depending on which team caught a large fish.

By lunch, which comprised one of Caroline's delicious spreads, things were pretty even.  By that stage several 5-6lb fish had been caught, topped by Ian Dunk fishing for the fly dressers who had a 10lb 5oz Blue.

The afternoon carried on in the same vein with the result that the Fly Dressers had 38 fish and the Salmon and Trout had 37.  However the Salmon and Trout had a heavier weight and thus took the trophy!

All in all a good fun day.  If you are interested in a club visit or a group of friends fishing, please contact us, as we can cater for large or small groups.

Watch Martin catching trout!
An independent film maker visited Duncton in the early Autumn and filmed a piece for an online fishing programme.  You can see Martin catching fish with immense skill and ease!!  The film starts with an advert.


(Photo: Martin putting some big ones in.)


The Brown Trout Stream is open.  This year we are trying something a little bit different.  We are stocking the stream with Browns of a suitable size to the stream - between 12oz to 1lb 4oz.

Anyone can have a go at this real stalking stream, and instead of using your normal fish allowance, all we ask is that you put 5 in one of the envelopes in the weigh room for each Brown caught.  There is no Catch and Release.  All this money will then be donated to The Chestnut Tree Childrens' Hopsice.  So go and have a go and hopefully we will raise some fund for such a worthy cause.


A note of thanks
Dear Martin
Sorry to miss you on leaving but would like to pass on a big thank you from the boys for the splendid fishing (only 1 short of a full house) and your hospitality. Special mention for the cake maker!!
I handed out the Xmas vouchers to all (10) so amsure you will see many back later in the Xmas period. (when I will cough up for the 2 blue damsels I owe you).
Regards and thanks again,    Ted P

A fantastic day's fishing at Duncton
Extract from an email recently received
This is just a short note simply to say thank you for a excellent days fishing.  From the offer of tea, coffee and homemade cake on arrival to the clean well kept lakes, I have had the best most enjoyable days fishing that I have experienced for a long time.  I have caught four fully finned fish, all in good condition and all fought well in the water.
I will look to enjoy the lakes again, but as an occasional angler, this may not be as soon
as I would like.
Regards and best wishes
David Divall.

Some decent fish!


Left top: Ian Hoper with a fighting brown of 8lb, right Mr Hammond with a 6lb rainbow. 

Below left: Mr J Ball with his magnificent tiger of 6lbs 8oz.    Below Right: Joshua with his first ever trout. 

Below right: a 5lb 8oz rainbow caught on 5 January 2014 by Iain May


Duncton closed dates 2014 to be announced:
Fishery closed dates
  Other dates might become booked, so it's wise to give a call on 01798 342048 before travelling.

The biggest fish of June 2014: 

Mr Harrison    5lb Tiger
Mr B Twigg     8lb Rainbow
Mr P Smith     3lb Blue
Mr A Williams 2lb 9oz Brown

Water temperature
  mid July 2014: 22 degrees

If you have a group of friends or work colleagues who would like a days fishing in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, please give us a call.  We can hold informal competitions with either lunch or our famous afternoon tea !!!

An early evening event works really well, especially with the wonderful evening rises.

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A 12lb 13oz rainbow caught in Rosie's Lake by Christopher Platt.


A 13lb 12oz rainbow caught on a gold head daddy long legs from Rosie's Lake by Peter Neave.  It was his largest fish ever, his previous largest was 5lb.


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Charles Jardine and Chris Tarrant are photographed holding the picture which was raffled in aid of 'Fishing for Schools'.

Working hard

Martin and Roger busy clearing weed from Rosie's Lake.




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Duncton trout recipes
Having caught your fish, how about trying somebody else's recipe, or even suggesting one yourself (if possible illustrated with a photo, please) Recipe page.
This is a new idea, so let's now have some recipes!

Murdoch McAlister's 10 fish
The first fish was spooned and found to be stuffed with chironomide, so on went the appropriate fly.  Murdoch, a fish scientist originally from Vancouver, has been a member since 1998.  He takes a train from London to Pulborough and bicycles to Duncton from there.  He had a heavy load for his return trip.


Fighting fish of Duncton
Click on the picture on the left for pictures of two battles, one a rainbow and the other a brownie.  You can get a flavour of the fighting fish at Duncton.

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Fishery Rules Check you know them.

Rod Steel

receiving his prize from Martin after winning the Troutmasters Fish Off in March.  He beat his nearest rival by 10oz and he will now go to the Troutmasters Final at Graffham Water later in the year.


The Duncton Club Room

Coffee, with a log fire for the winter, and flowers on the table in the spring.  There are fishing magazines and books: all very comfortable and homely indeed.

Staff at Duncton:
Martin                     Roger


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