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Martin in his office
fishing tackle available

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 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 option.
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 legs.
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.

Tight Lines,

Martin, Caroline, and Roger

Duncton Closed dates Autumn 2014:

Rosie's Lake


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 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 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 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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