Chairman's Chat 

A brief look back on the past few weeks and the weeks  ahead with Steve Chapman

May  Chairman's Chat



Well a month into our new season and at last it looks like we can put the wet weather gear back in the shed, what a month its been I cannot remember a session I have fished over the last month that has not finished without me draping my gear all over the place in my garage to dry.

Looking out my window now to see blue skies and feel the warmth in the air maybe the summer is not far off.


We are currently closely monitoring our waters as it would seem that spawning is imminent, most of the waters closer to the coast in and around Chichester where I live have closed or partially closed as the carp are spawning, please be aware that Coombe is normally starts about a week later so we will close it at short notice to allow the fish to do what comes naturally, so keep an eye on both our website and social media pages and we will also post on the water as well.


As most of you are aware the club hosted a charity fund raiser for the British Disabled team at Nyewood this month, although the lake did not fish to its best a great day was had by all  and a total of £1800 plus was raised, well done  Ethan Etherington with organising a great event and to everyone  involved.


Our waters slowly seem to be waking up there have been some good pleasure and match bags on both Nyewood and Coombe, and to the carp anglers some of the larger residents have graced the bank this month with Mike Walsh again getting amongst them including the Long Common , one of his target fish.

We would ask members to let us know about your catches on all our waters  it does help us build up a picture of how are stocks are doing.


Not long now and the rivers will reopen so please if you fish let us know how you get on.


Hopefully we will be doing some work parties on our waters in the next couple of months , we will post all the details as we firm the dates up.



To all of you fishing Nyewood please remember that the wild camping site opens up this weekend, please try and park respectfully as there will be more vehicles around, remember that this is part of our landlords  vision of the future and we need to be part of it, to share our wonderful countryside with everyone is something we should all encourage,


Enjoy you fishing and speak with you again next month,


Tight Lines


Steve Chapman