A bit of time since last post however season is about to get under way/
I fished the Ouse at Great Bentley and then joined the Balcombe Fly Fishers for 2009, which is a better stretch of river and stocked with 2lb browns for a couple of miles. I think the Balcombe syndicate prefer to keep fairly private so don't ask me for contact details, do your own research. But the river is a wading only affair and is pretty dark as deep cut river there, pleasant enough and peaceful but after a while you yearn for open sky and sunlight.
However I have bought the Powder Mill lakes at Maresfield which was a very private Coarse syndicate big carp venue on the main lake (8 acres) and day ticket on 3 more of the 7 lakes here. Closed down now and most carp removed.
The main lake is actually a small river (Shortbridge) dammed so I have stocked it with Browns and Rainbows and am developing the river sections which have wild browns, chub and perch, which all take a fly of course.
Am opening properly late April and re naming the place www.swanlakes.co.uk
as too many Powder Mills already in Sussex.
I am opening as a 4 fish ticket, 10 max person, on-line booking take only (rainbow) from main lakes and catch and release river sections.
Strict rules, knotless landing nets, barbless etc.
Top lakes are re opening as day ticket coarse, but have to restock 2 of them 1st, presently only one is stocked with carp, someone stole the rest while I was buying the place.
Interested, watch out for website.