Sussex Ouse – Fletching

The Society controls the fishing rights to the north bank of this section of the Ouse, upstream to the boundary marker, about a mile. This section is under fished, however, good quality fishing can be had for the patient angler, who is willing to explore this stretch.

The character of this stretch has changed significantly since the weir, which used to be at the lower end, was removed in September 2010 and the water level upstream was lowered by about 4 feet. The fishing is now much more varied with a few relatively shallow stretches interspersed with swims 3 to 4 feet deep. However the banks are now rather steep in some areas and care needs to be taken when visiting this water. The most company you will have on this stretch will probably be the cows.

Species

Roach CBPerch CBPike CBGudgeon CBGrayling CBDace CBCarp CBChub CBBream CBBarbel CBsea trout CBTrout CB

Tips

Maggot, Casters, Luncheon meat, corn, bread and Hemp are best for general fishing either trotting with a stick float or using a feeder. Sink and draw with Sprat has accounted for some good pike and the usual boilie baits can be used for the big carp in this stretch

Opening times

16th of June to 14th of March, unless member has purchased a Trout permit.

Special rules

No fires

Location

Fletching Map Ref (TQ424229). (Coarse season only) Take A272 from H.H. through Scaynes Hill to North Chailey. Left onto A275. Take right after approx. one mile. Keep left at fork then across both river bridges. Parking at pill box on left, not at bridges. Access : via metal gate near pill box, across field then sharp left after 2nd gate for N. bank upstream only. Follow signs and keep to field edges

Definitely no access at road bridges or downstream.