River Ouse at Hamsey

The gate to the cows field was locked last year after crops were damaged by the cows when the gate was left open. To prevent the cows escaping as members come and go from the river, the owner has made a corral with two gates. Use one gate at a time as you pass through the corral, never have both gates open at the same time.

Members may park sensibly in the corral without blocking either gate, or park by the river as before. Be aware the cows often take an interest in cars parked in their field by licking and rubbing against them. Cars are parked at owners own risk.

15 Jun, 2018

Lost property

  • Lost and found
  • 1) Found at Wildings "Short carbon fibre extension"
  • 2) Found at Oldmans "Clamp type rod rest"
  • 3) Found at Decoy "Prescription sunglasses"
  • Please contact head bailiff Roy Fisher.

15 Jun, 2018

Flintstones Closed

Both Flintstones lake and river are closed to members from 29 May to 20 June inclusive.

11 May, 2018

Flintstones Access

Access to lake and river at Flintstones is from the car park only and not through or over fencing. No cars to be parked on the side of the road especially at the bridge near the river. The entrance gate may have an electronic lock, but it does not close itself. Please remember to close the gate. Thank you.

28 Nov, 2017

Fish Traps

Unlicensed fish traps have been found on the river Ouse recently. Please keep an eye out for traps, lines and floats while on the river and report anything to the EA on their hotline. 0800 80 70 60

29 Jul, 2017

K.H.V found at Swanborough

K.H.V found at Swanborough Lakes near Lewes.

For more info on this outbreak please see this Facebook post.

THIS DISEASE KILLS CARP and can be spread from water to water by damp angling nets and equipment. Thoroughly dry any and all equipment between fishing trips to prevent the spread of this disease.

24 Jul, 2017

Hooked Dog

One of the dogs at Flintstones was found by the owner with a hook inside its mouth with line and weights attached. Due to the owners quick actions he was able to remove the hook without any damage to his dog. As you will appreciate this is very embarrassing for us as it is more than likely that the line was left behind by a club member. On the day the incident occurred, Sunday 9 July, there were four people fishing the lake.

Fortunately we have a good relationship with the owner of Flintstones Manor and we do not wish this to be spoilt by the irresponsible actions of a member.

Please do not leave any discarded tackle at any of our waters and the owner has also asked members not to feed his dogs.

10 Jul, 2017

Hamsey Gate Locked

The gate leading to the cows field at Hamsey is now locked. This gate has been left open several times recently (probably by walkers) allowing the cows to escape. Please park in front of the gate to the left of our usual entrance gate, although there is only room for two cars. The farmer will be providing a new parking area for members soon.

16 Jun, 2017

Parking Permit

We have changed to a paper parking permit which can be found on page 17 of the yearbook.

11 Apr, 2017

Pegs closed at Masons

Pegs 5 to 19 at Masons lake are closed for members health and safety, the paths behind these pegs have eroded and are not safe to use. If and when the situation changes we will advise, for now regard this area as out of bounds, Thank you.

10 Jun, 2016

Caution - Broken Gate

Please be aware that the entrance gate to Hickstead lakes has been damaged. The supporting post is loose and the gate has dropped to the ground and can only be opened if lifted. We understand that repairs will be carried out in the next few days, sorry for the inconvenience.

07 Jun, 2016


Vehicles are parked at the drivers risk - even in designated parking areas. Thefts from and damage to vehicles are not the responsibility of the Club. Horses and cattle will cause damage to vehicles so take extra care when parking on working farms etc.

27 Sep, 2015