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FISHING NEWS & EVENTS
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.
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.
Martin's choice - the summer PTN, buzzer and blue
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
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
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.
BROWN TROUT STREAM
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
So go and have a go and hopefully we will raise some fund for
such a worthy cause.
A note of thanks
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
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
Below right: a 5lb
8oz rainbow caught on 5 January 2014 by
Other dates might become booked, so
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:
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.
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!
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.
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
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.