Rivers

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As well as having two stretches of the River that are only available to club members the club is a member of the Rother Fisheries Association so giving approximately some eight miles in total to fish.

 

Above Bodiam the River is quite narrow and in places only 25 feet wide it’s in these sections that the chub is the main quarry along with roach and dace as well as the odd sea trout, both the chub record 5-09 and the roach 2-05 1/2 having been caught in recent years shows the improved quality of the river. Meat, bread-flake, maggots and worms are favourite baits.

 

In the lower stretches the river widens out to 25 yards in places and has depths up to ten feet, all species can be caught here and again carp are there for those that are prepared to put the time in, pike are a favourite target in the winter months with fish to 20lbs being taken.

 

The pole, float and feeder are the most used method with all the usual baits scoring. The river is often run off and flow can sometimes make fishing more challenging, after heavy rain in the winter it can be unfishable for a day or two but soon fines down.

 

Access can be gained at many points along the river with virtually no walk required to the water’s edge or for those prepared for a trek endless possibilities, there are few trees on the bank in the lower reaches and the banks very flat themselves.

Wallers Haven

The Association share a stretch of this river with Southdown A.C. at Boreham Street on the Eastbourne side and from Middle bridge up stream. o locals the river is called a marsh drain but only after any very heavy rain does it ever flow in the summer, the water is some 20 meters wide on average with plenty of weed growth and marginal reeds with depths up to 2 or 2.5 meters, all the normal species can be found and in particular bream and tench which go to 5lbs.

For those prepared to put the time in there are more carp present than most are aware of with both common and mirrors being caught to over 20lbs with plenty of talk of several going over 30lbs; in the winter months the odd pike over 20 will also be caught.

Most baits like maggots worms and corn along with boilies for the carp are successful but eels can be a problem in the summer but these are often caught over 3lbs. Most used methods are float and feeder, and fishing in close to one’s own bank with light pole gear can often give good results. Like many venues early morning and the last few hours of daylight are generally best.

Pevensey Haven / Chailey Stream

The Association also share this stretch of this river with Southdown A.C. the water is situated at the Eastbourne end of the Marsh Road, the river varies from some10 – 15 meters wide on average with plenty of weed growth and marginal reeds with depths up to 3 meters, all the normal species can be found and in particular bream and tench which go to 5lbs.

River Rother

As well as having two stretches of the River that are only available to club members the club is a member of the Rother Fisheries Association so giving approximately some eight miles in total to fish.

Above Bodiam the River is quite narrow and in places only 7 meters wide it’s in these sections that the chub is the main quarry along with roach and dace as well as the odd sea trout, both the chub record 5-09 and the roach 2-05 1/2 having been caught in recent years shows the improved quality of the river. Meat, bread-flake, maggots and worms are favourite baits.

In the lower stretches the river widens out to 25 meters in places and has depths up to 3 meters, all species can be caught here and again carp are there for those that are prepared to put the time in, pike are a favourite target in the winter months with fish to 20lbs being taken.

The pole, float and feeder are the most used method with all the usual baits scoring. The river is often run off and flow can sometimes make fishing more challenging, after heavy rain in the winter it can be unfishable for a day or two but soon fines down.

Access can be gained at many points along the river with virtually no walk required to the water’s edge or for those prepared for a trek endless possibilities; there are few trees on the bank in the lower reaches and the banks here are fairly flat themselves.