River Rother

As well as having two stretches of the River that are only available to club members the club is a member of the Rother Fisheries Association so giving approximately some eight miles in total to fish.

Above Bodiam the River is quite narrow and in places only 25 feet wide its in these sections that the chub is the main quarry along with roach and dace as well as the odd sea trout, both the chub record 5-09 and the roach 2-05 1/2 having been caught in recent years shows the improved quality of the river. Meat, bread-flake, maggots and worms are favourite baits.

In the lower stretches the river widens out to 25 yards in places and has depths up to ten feet, all species can be caught here and again carp are there for those that are prepared to put the time in, pike are a favourite target in the winter months with fish to 20lbs being taken.

The pole, float and feeder are the most used method with all the usual baits scoring. The river is often runoff and flow can sometimes make fishing more challenging, after heavy rain in the winter it can be unfishable for a day or two but soon fines down.

Access can be gained at many points along the river with virtually no walk required to the water's edge or for those prepared for a trek endless possibilities, there are few trees on the bank in the lower reaches and the banks very flat themselves.