Southdown Angling Association East Sussex Angling at its best
Southdown Angling Association East Sussex Angling at its best

 

 

 

 

July 2020

Charlie Watkins with a fine brace of

lovely tench from the Wallers Haven

 

 

 

4th July 2020

It's great to see younger members enjoying success with their fishing, Chailey Stowe capturing this

10lb Mirror Carp at Curls Farm.

 

 

June 2020

Another youngster doing the business was Louis Hunt, aged 11, with this lovely

common carp from Curls Farm.

 

19th June 2020

Having fished the Cuckmere for

53 years, Ian Turner was delighted to capture his first ever tench from the river weighing a shade over 5lb

 

 

 

June 2020

Young Harry Johnson was pleased

with this pretty Mirror Carp

caught at Marle Green.

It’s been a fantastic start to the 2020 season on the rivers,

Steve Hunt having a great day on the Cuckmere at Shermans Bridge,

here’s his report and photos.

16th June 2020

Just thought I'd check in and share my catch with you, particularly as it was a PB for me for both tench and bream. Unfortunately, the only thing I didn't take were my scales but having pb'ed my tench of 5lb 1oz last year (my first year back with the club since 1986 when it was Hailsham AA), this was somewhat bigger, so I am gonna take a stab at 5lb 8oz (optimistically possible going 6lb).

I have never had a bream anywhere near this size and I'm guessing at a weight around 5lb.

What a cracking start to the season, never mind one that has had a such a challenging set of circumstances but this seems to have brought a resurgence of numbers back to the sport (or new members), so that's fantastic.

Anyway, this was down at Shermans and a big thank you goes out to Keith who took the trouble to cut back a number of swims for us lucky anglers to roll up to.

Wishing you all the best

 

Steve Hunt

 

 

 

March 2020

Chailey Stowe was pleased with this

tench from Cinderford Pond

 

 

February 2020

Despite the awful weather,

Matt Kingdon has been amongst the carp at Marle Green, including this fine double figure mirror.

 

 

 

January 2020

Clive Copeland with a fine mid double pike from the Wallers Haven at Boreham Street

 

 

 

27 December 2019

Matt Kingdon ended the year in fine style at Curls Farm, capturing this fine Common Carp weighing in at 21lb.

October 2019

Continuing his success with the Wallers Haven Carp, Clive Copeland has caught this stunning common weighing 23lb 12oz.

How much longer before we see a

30 pounder recorded ?

 

 

 

October 2019

The Wallers Haven has certainly been producing the goods this season,

Matt Kingdon capturing this magnificent Mirror Carp weighing in at 24lb 14oz, on a Scopex Squid boilie.

 

September 2019

Following a short pre baiting campaign Clive Copeland targeted Carp on a recent 24hr session on the Wallers Haven at Ironbridge and landed this stunning 16lb 2oz mirror carp from a snaggy swim.

It was caught on a snow man rig and landed after a tense 10 minute struggle. Clive said the fish was in absolutely pristine condition and suspected it had never been caught before.

Strong and appropriate tackle is needed to land these fish on Wallers as they are incredibly wily and fight like demons, just look at the paddles on it !

 

 

 

 

28 July 2019

Mark Gilbert captured this fine 14lb 6oz

Common Carp from Curls Farm

 

 

28 July 2019

Another great Tench from the Wallers Haven, Matt Kingdon capturing this 7lb beauty

 

7 July 2019

Still more from the Wallers Haven.

Clive Copeland fishing a 24 hour session at Iron Bridge, landed 15 tench, the best this superb female weighing 7lb 7oz, thereby breaking

his own club record.

The tench are getting bigger, how

long before we see an eight pounder.

 

 

 

27 June 2019

The Wallers Haven continues

to produce the goods,

Nathan Smith capturing this

beautiful 17lb 8oz common carp.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2019

Scott Summers was another member fishing a night session on the

Wallers Haven, capturing this fine

6lb female tench along with 23 bream ranging from around 1lb up to 4lb.

June 2019

What a fantastic start it's been to the new river season.

During the day the bream shoals on the Wallers Haven can be elusive, but if you want to find our slimy friends in numbers, then have to think about fishing at night.

Fishing at Middle Bridge on such a session last weekend, Chris Copeland, who loves the smelly creatures, landed 25 bream ranging from about 1lb to around 4lb 8oz. Using his favourite method of cage feeder full of particles, with corn or bread on the hook, the sound of his Delkim alarms kept him awake throughout the night and with most fish averaging over 3lbs, he reckons he landed over 65lb of fish.

Here’s Chris, just before sunrise, holding a reasonable sized fish plucked out of one of his keepnets. Although looking tired, he says that he can’t wait until his next night session in two weeks time, meanwhile his wife continues to refuse to enter the garage due to the smell of all that lovely bream slime on his keepnets!

 

June 2019

Another member having a great  opening day of the new river season. was Luke Ripley who captured this magnificent common carp from the Wallers Haven.

Weighing in at 26lb 14oz, his fish would constitute a new Association record if claimed for & validated.

 

 

 

 

June 2019

Scott Piper enjoyed a great session on the opening day of the new

river season.

Fishing at Middle Bridge on the Wallers Haven, his catch included this fine 4lb 8oz bream and the

6lb 6oz tench shown below.

 

 

 

June 2019

Scott's 6lb 6oz Tench.

August 2018

Matthew Kingdon again, this time with a fine 22lb 12oz common carp captured from the Wallers Haven at Boreham Street.

Previous to the capture, Matt had been pre baiting with boilies and spooked a large fish which jumped clean out the water, so he baited with 0.8kg of 15mm scopex squid at that spot, returning 48 hours later when he put out another 0.6kg and fished with a gooed up single white scopex squid pop up on a stiff hinge rig just off the bait.

Matt was catching tench and bream and then at 2am, got another bite, just two beeps on the alarm, so he got on the rods and with the bobbin lifting gently picked up the rod, thinking it was another bream.

Feeling a solid resistance, Matt set the hook and the carp shot off about 40 to 50 yards up river and gave a hell of a fight, it just wouldn't give up, taking some 20 to 30 minutes to finally bring to the net.

Matt’s fish, if ratified, would be a new club record, beating the old record by 12oz. That fish was also caught at Boreham Street, but way back in March 2003, right at the end of the river fishing season.

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018

Neil Angell with a beautiful 9lb 4oz wild carp, captured from a marsh drain on the Pevensey Levels.

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July 2018

Laura Angell caught this fine 5lb 4oz specimen bream from a marsh drain on the Pevensey Levels.

 

 

 

 

         May 2017

Sunrise over Marle Green, courtesy of Matthew Kingdon,

The Angling Trust | NEWS

KERRY CRUSHES RIVERFEST QUALIFIER ON WEAVER (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
The River Weaver hosted the third round of RiverFest qualification and with the river holding good summertime flow, a few bigger weights were expected. Lee Kerry certainly didn’t disappoint from peg 2 on White Hulses Island and put together an impressive 46lb 15oz and 12drams of river bream, which he took on groundbait feeder at 30m on worm hookbaits.
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