Fishing in the South Downs

Arundel and the Arun Valley

Chalk Springs Trout Fishery
Park Bottom, Arundel BN18 0AA
Tel: 01903 883742
Set in an attractive woodland valley on the Duke of Norfolk’s estate at Arundel just a few minutes from the centre of the town, tranquil Chalk Springs has four spring-fed lakes full of brown and rainbow trout. Fly-fishing lessons with a qualified instructor can be arranged for complete beginners, improvers and advanced fishermen.

Brighton & Hove Downs

Ditchling Common Country Park
There are two ponds at Ditchling Common Country Park where you can fish for carp, perch and roach. To fish here, you need an Environment Agency rod licence and a permit.

Petworth Area

Day Ticket Waters can be found at:
Blackwool Trout Fishery
Northchapel, Petworth
Tel: 01428 707258

Lessons of one, two or three hours are available by appointment from:
The Covert, East Street, Petworth
Tel: 01798 343118

Mill Farm Fishery
Bury Mill Farm, Bury, Pulborough
Tel: 01798 874853

Pulborough Angling Society
Membership enquiries:01798 831525
Popular angling club with 12 fish-filled lakes in West Sussex, offering training, annual teach in and competitions.

Winchester Area

Avington Trout Fishery
Avington, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1BZ
Tel: 01962 779312
Three lakes covering approximately four acres of countryside, stocked regularly with rainbow and triploid trout and open all year round.