The Society directly controls three miles of the tidal River Arun at Greatham Bridge, Parham, Washingham, Stopham and Hardham and shares two stretches of the Arun at Pulborough with Calpac (Swan Meadow, downstream of Swan Bridge) and Hassocks & District Angling Society (upstream of the railway bridge on the A283), please ensure you are conversant with the rules for these shared fisheries - Rules for Swan Meadow.
The Arun is said to be the second fastest flowing river in England, but don't let this put you off, as it also offers some of the best river fishing in Southern England, with this superb fishery offering catches of Roach, Dace, Chub, Mullet, Perch, Specimen Pike, Bream, double figure Barbel and large Carp.
Our stretch of the Arun varies dramatically in depth, with areas as shallow as four feet, to big deep pools in excess of fourteen feet deep, with the river bed offering a number of different bottom conditions from gravel & weed beds to soft silt, the river also responds to a variety of different tactics from the stick float, waggler and feeder to the Barbel & Carp fishing tactics employed by the specimen anglers who frequently target the Rivers increasing number of specimen fish.
The Club has secured a new section of the River Arun at Pulborough to compliment our existing sections in this area.
The section is situated on the A283 Stopham Road, west of Pulborough and links our Stopham and Hassocks sections. Access is through a locked gate using our Club lock code for the year and parking is best and safer in the lay-by opposite Pulborough Garden Centre.
Greatham - 3 Hours after high tide at Littlehampton
Washingham - Roughly the same as above
Stopham/Hardham - 4 hours after high tide at Littlehampton
The Society controls approximately three miles of the tidal River Adur, our boundaries extend from just above Stretham Bridge near Small Dole, downstream to Bramber in West Sussex.
The fishery has a glorious view of the South Downs National Park, from Devils Dyke in the East to Chanctonbury Ring in the West.
Don't let the tidal nature of this fishery put you off, the Adur really is an undiscovered gem and our section of the river contains a large head of Bream, Skimmers, Roach, Dace, Chub, Perch, Eels, Pike as well as some large double figure carp.
The river also experiences a good run of Sea Trout and if the tide is right, there is always the opportunity to catch some superb Grey Mullet during the warmer months of the year.
White Bridge - 1 1/2 hours after high tide at Shoreham
Stretham - 2 hours after high tide at Shoreham
River Rother (Sussex Rother)
The Society controls approximately one mile of the River Rother at Hardham, south of Pulborough town.
This section of river provides non-tidal river fishing and is often fished by our members on a roving approach, although, a static approach will also work, as you fish you will quite often be watched by a stealthy Barn Owl on the adjacent farm land, which makes the experience of being on the Rother, even more magical.
The river contains few small fish, but makes up in quality, for what it lacks in quantity, with good sized Chub, Carp, Bream, Pike and quality Sea Trout.