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On 8 May 2011 at 7:15pm pope wrote:
Does anyone know how far up the river ouse from Newhaven to Lewes are you allowed to fish without a rod licence. I believe it used to be about three miles from the sea, but things change with time. Also is there a close season.
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On 8 May 2011 at 8:21pm MC wrote:
Good question. I think to Hamsey weir. But I may not be right.
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On 8 May 2011 at 9:32pm Chris wrote:
You would definitely need a rod licence to fish at Hamey weir, as indeed on the stretch through Lewes Town. These venues are also covered by the close season. Quite where the boundary is I am not sure.
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On 8 May 2011 at 10:31pm High Dudgeon wrote:
Always used to reckon on Southease Bridge being around the demarcation point, but as far as I'm aware there's no fixed point. The rule of thumb is that if there's a realistic possibility of catching freshwater fish then you need a rod licence. You can apply online through the Environment Agency website. Beware if you Google 'rod licence' as the top site (fishingrodlicence dot com) is a third party site charging a completely unnecessary £14 on top of the licence fee to 'check' you've filled the form in correctly. Tight lines!
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On 8 May 2011 at 11:05pm MC wrote:
I guess this bit is important though. If you fish above Hamsey weir you'll need to buy a license from an angling club. The west bank Ouse Angling Preservation Society, the East bank, Hassocks, Sussex Piscatorials, Lewes/Isfield etc.
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On 9 May 2011 at 6:31am Andy wrote:
There seems to be a lot of confusion about where you can fish on the ouse in Lewes. The stretch from the brewery to Wileys bridge is hardly ever fished these days despite there being some seriously big fish in there (carp 30lb+ opposite tescos).
Ive asked LDC, Percey's and the EA and no one seems to know who, if anyone, has the fishing rights. I was told to carry on fishing as if it was a free stretch.
WRT hamsey weir, were exactly is it ? Am i presuming it's the smallish stream that feeds into the ouse as the river takes a wide bend towards the old railway bridge at the end of malling ?
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On 9 May 2011 at 8:21am Vesbod wrote:
Lots of info here :-
h++p://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/recreation/fishing/default.aspx
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On 9 May 2011 at 8:54am Avidfan wrote:
Andy, when I was kid in the seventies you used to get a permit from LDC (which was free as far as I can remember) to fish the Pells. This also intitled you to fish the Ouse on the stretch you mention. Things may have changed, but as you say, nobody fishes it these days.
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On 9 May 2011 at 9:48am Andy wrote:
Yeah i used to regularly get one of those permits in the 70's. I went up to the town hall to get my pells permit and nobody seemed to know a thing about it.
I even asked Chris Kemp...the LDC ranger/baliff and he hadn't a clue and i know he fishes it quite a bit.
Don't know why it's not fished....you used to get some serious bags of bream, roach and dace up there. Still mullet hanging around and there's ofetn a few dabs to be cought too. Not to mention the carp, huge eels, sea trout and chub that are in there.
Might have to give it a go on june 16th
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On 9 May 2011 at 10:35am pope wrote:
Hi Andy, you mention June 16th, does this mean you are not allowed to fish until then.
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On 9 May 2011 at 10:57am zero cool wrote:
As far as I know, its to where the first fresh water inlet is and I thinks its Glynde Reach, but dont quote me on it. As regards the 16th June, you cannot fish until then. Hope this helps
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On 9 May 2011 at 11:05am zero cool wrote:
as regards the strech by tesco it is still LDC and you should have the right ticket this is avalible at LDC . you cannot fish flowing water until the 16th of june hope this helps
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On 9 May 2011 at 7:29pm bastian wrote:
it's a shame all the fish hang out at the winterbourn sluice gate,you should see the size of them
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On 9 May 2011 at 9:29pm MC wrote:
Try catching them. They're mullet. Saying that, someone I know caught one using weed as bait recently. Really.
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On 11 May 2011 at 11:02pm KENDO CASTER wrote:
The mullet wil take a spinner.
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On 2 Nov 2015 at 12:46pm chris Edwardes wrote:
if you were to buy the 30 metre stretch of river bank opposite the Cliffe industrial estate, that i have the pleasure of offering up for sale, you would not have to have a licence of any sort because by then you would be a proud freehold riparian with views across the water meadows to the castle, enjoying mature trees on a well maintained bank. 15000, no fees or ongoing expenses.
Chris Edwardes on 07778207027


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