Fishing

Exquisite trout fishing in the heart of The South Downs National Park

Rates and Tarrifs

Option One

Season Member

£120 Membership plus:

Full Rod £870 (128 Fish Per Year)
Half Rod £460 (64 Fish Per Year)
Quarter Rod £270 (32 Fish Per Year)

Unlimited number of visits per year
Wives, husbands and partners can be included on all memberships for £70
Fish quota can be topped up at any time throughout the year

Option Two

Annual Member

£170 Membership plus:

Book of 10 fish tickets (£90 each book),

Unlimited number of books can be purchased
Wives, husbands and partners can be included on all memberships for £70
Membership lasts 1 year from joining date
No restriction on number of visits for 10 Fish Ticket anglers, just hand back one ticket for each fish caught

Day Tickets

2 Fish Ticket £42
3 Fish Ticket £54
4 Fish Ticket £65

Member Guests

2 Fish Ticket £25
3 Fish Ticket £30
4 Fish Ticket £35

Members may bring the same guest a maximum of 3 visits a year.

Fishery Rules

  1. Read the rules (below)
  2. Dip your net in the tub for at least 30 seconds
  3. Members: Pay fees to staff member or through office door. Sign into the book, specifying whether on 10 Fish Ticket or Season Rod Membership
  4. Guests: Pay any fees due to staff member or through office door. Note that you must be accompanied by a member. Sign into the book specifying whether 2, 3 or 4 Fish Ticket. Members may bring the same guest a maximum of 3 visits a year.
  5. Day tickets: Confirm that Duncton is open to Day Tickets at the time of fishing. Pay fees to staff member or through office door in provided envelope. Sign into the book.

Fish must not be returned to the water under any circumstances.

Fishing must cease when the bag limit is reached. 

Fishing may continue after another ticket has been purchased. 

No transfer of fish or allowances between anglers. 

Fishing with one fly only. Maximum hook size is no 10 long shank and total overall length (including dressing) must not exceed 1 ¼ inches. Barbless hooks are not permitted.

Anglers must park their cars in the gravel car park in front of the barn, on the grass beneath the trees, or beside the entrance gate to Birch Lake as an overflow area.

All fish caught must be weighed and recorded in the clubhouse.

No dogs allowed on the fishery.

Anglers must stay within the bounds of the fishery, clubhouse, car park, and public bridle way. Any other parts of the estate are out of bounds.

Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

The management retain the right to ask anyone disregarding the rules or acting in a manner detrimental to the fishery, estate or other anglers to leave the premises immediately.

The management accept no liability for personal injuries received by any angler or for any loss or damage to personal property.

Weigh and record your catch in the sign in book.

If on 10 Fish Ticket, sign and leave your ticket in 10 Fish box.

If you require assistance or help, please speak to Carole, Roger or a member of the staff – you can always call the mobile number on the office door if nobody is around.

Fishing and Facilities

Exquisite trout fishing in the heart of The South Downs National Park Duncton Mill Trout Fishery provides great sport for all levels of anglers. The aesthetic and fighting qualities of our fish and the numerous fishing opportunities across our four lakes ensure that every visit is different.
Plenty of parking
Picturesque surroundings, beautiful mill pond with showpiece trout, country walks, wildlife and fresh air

Four lakes stocked with quality fighting rainbow, 
Spring-fed, gin clear water
Fully equipped club house with complimentary refreshments and creature comforts
Toilet facilities
Weigh-in room with gutting & scaling area
Plenty of parking
Picturesque surroundings, beautiful mill pond with showpiece trout, country walks, wildlife and fresh air.

1 to 1 Tuition is available on an hourly basis @ £35 per hour. Starter rod & reel kits can be hired on site if required. Please pre book tuition via email or phone

News & Updates

Duncton Mill Fishery memberships must be renewed without exception as of July 1st 2020.  
Martin Fleetwood will be refunding any outstanding fees on memberships valid past June 2020.
Fish allowances cannot be carried over to new memberships.

Corporate events and functions

Various settings to choose from including:

Beautiful converted barn with log fire
Marquee or Tipi 

Catering arrangements by our in house caterers The Naked Food Company

This can be customised to your requirements and can include breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. (Facilities are still available if no catering is required).  We will create a locally sourced menu to show off the absolute best of West Sussex including our own cured trout.

Corporate and Fishing Club Days

We have a variety of options available to you with the Blast and Cast as a popular option – the combination of adrenaline filled clay shooting with the relaxation of fly fishing enabling participants both to focus and relax – a real treat for colleagues and clients.

The normal agenda is to arrive about 9 – 9.30am and, following a delicious, hearty breakfast participants then go out for an instructed session on the shooting layout followed by a fun yet often serious competition. 

Activities

We specialise in providing simply the best fly fishing but can also arrange other activities and country pursuits to complement the fishing.  These include, amongst others:-

  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon shooting
  • Axe throwing
  • Skittles

Another opportunity is a tour of our very own trout farm.  The fascinating tour allows you to see the life cycle of rainbow trout from eggs through to fully grown fish up to 18 lbs.