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Massive Fish

On 27 Sep 2009 at 11:46pm Captain Birdseye wrote:
There are some big fish in the Ouse at the height of the end of Landport / Hamsey. Who does fishing licenses for that stretch and how much is one? Which fishing society is the best around Barcombe. Have seen a couple of signs but wonder who does the best deal, has the nicest stretch etc. Thanks.
On 28 Sep 2009 at 12:12am Goldbar wrote:
Probley just mullet quite hard to catch as very soft lipped and not really an eater to muddy tasting best to get down the beeches in the evenings and catch some channel whiting which is being caught or should be very soon, these are great eaters and catch as many as you want type fish .
good luck
On 28 Sep 2009 at 1:39am Brixtonbelle wrote:
Don't you need some sort of licence - I've not seen anyone fishing upstream from Willey's Bridge despite seeing some huge fish feeding in the muddy fringes and presumed it was all privately owned riverbank
On 28 Sep 2009 at 7:22am FA wrote:
You need a NRA rod license to fish in any freshwater lake or river in the UK. Not sure what the score is now but if you walk along the river from Willeys bridge and go west (towards Hamsey), the river was free up to the first stile and then run by a club (used to be ouse Angling). There are no signs up though.
The Mullet are swines to catch. people have caught them on bread flake but i would imagine ragworm or peeler crab would be more effective (look under the rocks at low tide on the river bank, there's loads of rags and crabs under there).
If you are lucky enough to catch one, they give superb sport on light float tackle but as mentioned, they have soft lips so don't be in any hurry to land it.
On 28 Sep 2009 at 2:59pm seafisher wrote:
what goldbar said....mullet a nightmare to catch
unless you want coursefish then I'd fish further upriver
I have a feeling you dont need a rod license for the tidal bit of the ouse but could be wrong
On 28 Sep 2009 at 5:36pm kc wrote:
I'm afraid I don't have a clue about fish species but saw two big buggers near Southease Bridge at low water yesterday. Very pale scales, darker tailfins, bigger one of the two maybe 16 inches or so. Any idea what they might have been?
On 28 Sep 2009 at 10:55pm Captain Birdseye wrote:
Must have been a grey Mullett. I'm not familiar with sea fish as we haven't got sea where I come from. With regards to Muddy taste, a bit like carp? Love a nice deepfried carp Just to clarify, one doesn't need a license to fish in tidal waters which means I can just go and fish anywhere between Lewes and Newhaven? Is there a website with more information regarding the law?

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