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FISHING NEWS & EVENTS
Martin's September 2014 report on Duncton fishing
Well, what a Summer! All that continuous hot
weather took its toll on the lakes with temperatures
holding 24 degrees for most of August. These really high
temperatures slowed the fishing, with the fish holding
in the deeper areas to find the cooler water. For
those fishing in the right places or the evening fishing
proved reasonably productive, with the best flies being
very small patterns, with black buzzer being the best
Thankfully the water temperatures began to drop at the
end of August which got the fishing going on all the
lakes. Fish are now starting to move on the surface with
some good evening rises. The best patterns at the minute
are black buzzer, montana and damsel. As we move
into the cooler weather the fish should start moving
even more with hopefully some good action to daddy log
Once water temperatures drop to about 12 degrees we will
be able to start stocking the Arctic Char, which we have
been growing on in the farm over the past 2 years. These
lovely looking fish should give some great sport through
the Winter months.
A date for your diary - don't forget we are running our
Fishing For Hero's Charity
Day on Saturday 8th November. The idea as usual
will be to enjoy a great day's fishing and raise some
money for a very worthy cause. For further
information please call the office.
Please remember to use the club room, take a break from
fishing, have a coffee, and piece of home made cake, and
flick through a magazine.
If you have a group of friends or work colleagues who
fancy a days fishing or who may want to learn to fish
please speak to us and we can arrange a great day for
experienced and novice anglers, we can also arrange
shooting and other outdoor activities.
Enjoy the Autumn fishing and we look forward to
welcoming you to Duncton soon.
Martin's choice - the autumn black
buzzer, montana and 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
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 August 2014:
Rainbow - T Smythe 4lb 3 oz
Brown - B Twigg 2lb 8oz
Blue - T Wilson 2lb 15 oz
Tiger - D Issacs 2lb 12 oz
Water temperature September 2014: 19
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.