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20/04/17 Roach over 1lbs Balcombe bank, Fish spawning .Pike to boat fishermen.

11/04/17 Pike  13lbs, 7lbs and 5lbs on dead bait in willows, also a range of pike on lures in boat.

10/04/17 19lbs Pike on dead bait just reported, Coarse fish Roach and bream willows and Balcombe Arm

27/03/17 21lbs Pike on dead bait from Balcombe Arm.

16/03/17 Bream and roach off quay next to Activity Centre.

15/03/17 3 x Jack Pike Hammer Point in the shallow water

10/03/17 Tench 6lbs 8oz near Digby’s bench Balcombe Arm, also 2 Jack pike.

5/03/17 Pike 18lbs Balcombe Arm.

26/02/17 Pike jacks on bank over last few days , 1 x8lbs pike and 2 jacks on Lures by boat fishermen. Water 95%.

18/02/17 Reservoir water level now at 91%, Pike 3 jacks on lures form boat, 1 x 8lbs from wall on dead bait, 1x 9lbs willows on dead bait.

03/02/17 No Ice ! Water Level rising rapidly

24/01/17 Fishing possible on main body of reservoir, Balcombe Arm Frozen.

20/01/17 Pike 15lbs, also Jacks to boat.

11/01/17 Pike 25lbs 2oz and 20lbs on dead bait by reeds before willows swim.

08/01/17 Pike 5 x Jack pike on dead baits bank opposite lodge to near side causeway. Also 23lbs pike from earlier weekend 1st Jan reported.

31/12/16 Pike 20lbs near Willows, also 14lbs, 13 lbs dead bait, 9 lbs and 6lbs.

30/12/16 best fishing by boat today 19lbs Pike and 2 x Jack pike on dead baits dam wall end of Reservoir. Also 16lbs Pike on Hammer point.

29/12/16 Big Pike 26lbs with photo, on dead bait, bank opposite to the fishing lodge. Also Pike 101lb , Pike 6lbs Willows, Pike Jack near causeway.

28/12/16 Pike 5 x jacks some boat some bank.

22/12/16 Pike 10lds on dead bait.

1712/16 Pike in willows 2 x jack, 1 x 12 lbs and 1x 13 Lbs on dead baits.

04/12/16 Pike 20lbs on lure from boat, also 10lbs and jack on Lures from boat.

22/11/16 Jack pike 5 to 10 lbs out by boat and bank and some coarse fish. A very large Pike over 30lbs reported checking for proof ! Water level rising it has come up by 3% in last few days.

06/11/16  Over the last week we have had good bags of Roach and perch. A bank fisherman on the “point before Willows ” had a 11lbs, 14lbs and 11lbs Pike. There was a 16lbs Pike for a boat Fisherman near the bird hide also a number of jacks on Lures and Fly.

22/10/16 Over the last week lots of Jacks but today a boat fisherman caught 22lbs 8oz Pike on a lure, also 17lbs and 7lbs pike on Lure. Some roach out near the lodge.

17/10/16 18lbs Pike out to boat fisherman near Rowing Jetty.

20/09/16 Over the last couple of months we have see some excellent catches of coarse fish. The Roach and bream have been improving daily with over 60 to 100 roach being caught by good anglers in a day. The bream have also been very good.  Both Bank and boat fishing has worked for the coarse fish.Best areas are by the lodge, Willows,  Far side of the causeway and open bank Balcombe Arm. Those who need to know about the carp are aware of the fish that have been caught. Pike Season starts 01/10/16 for season ticket holders and 01/11/16 for Day Tickets.

09/05/16 Good Coarse fishing ….very good perch fishing next to the Lodge bank or boat. PIKE  SEASON OVER.

30/04/16 Probably the best pike of the year out ….no scales to confirm weight but estimate 27 to 30 Lbs great photo.

23/04/16  Over the last few day we have the following :- Boats 22lbs Pike, 15 lbs and 11lbs pike all on lures in the shallows, also lots of Jacks one boat had 7 fish. On the bank Balcombe Arm 18lbs, and 17lbs Pike on dead baits, also Open Bank 20 lbs Pike,  and in the Willows  15lbs Pike and 2lbs Perch.

19/04/16 Pike 13lbs 9oz from boat on smelt, also 8lbs and 5lbs pike same boat.

18/04/16  pike 7lbs bank  also perch up Balcombe Arm

03/04/16  33lbs common carp caught on causeway, good coarse fishing up Balcombe arm . Boat fishing 5x Perch and 7 x jack Pike on Lures, also boat  8 x Jack pike on lure

05/03/16 Pike over 27lbs caught of wall/quay by fishing lodge, the scales only went to 27lbs so we are not sure how big it was !

13/02/16 Pike 24 lbs caught  off wall/quay by fishing lodge, Some great roach being caught wooded section of Balcombe Arm … Fishermans quote” caught a superb Roach about Pound and a half great fish looked like it had never been caught before.”

28/01/16 Pike 20lbs caught on Roach dead bait wall/quay by fishing Lodge. Jacks in willows.

24/01/16 Mixed bags of coarse fish from Quay next to the Fishing Lodge. 15lbs Pike in the Willows and 19lbs Pike near the valve tower.

05/01/16 The reservoir is now full, there are some new swims on “Old Pond”, Hammer Point and Reeds. Some good pike 23lbs, 22lbs and 20lbs as well as lots of fish 10 to 15lbs. Willows and bank opposite the lodge have been good areas in the last week. Boat fishing on a lure has also proved productive. Carp fishing… 4 good fish out recently.

Special offer for season ticket holders bring a friend fishing in January for half price, day ticket £5.50(day time only).

30/01/15 Reservoir still clear of Ice

26/01/15 Some good Roach from boat park quay.

25/01/15 Pike Jack from boat park quay, also Jack from boat on a lure.

24/01/15 Pike 12lbs Open bank, Jack from Boat on a lure.

20/01/15 Pike 22lbs 14oz near Willows.

16/01/15 Pike 19lbs 12oz from willows.

11/01/15 Jack Pike from Boat, Jack from Boat House Wall and from Hammer point (caught on Lure).

10/01/15 News… Hot refreshments available at weekends delivered to your swim, Place your order by ringing 01444 892549 before 0930 and it will be delivered to your swim by boat around 11.00. Bacon roll and tea or coffee £3.00, Bacon and egg roll and tea or coffee £3.50, Doughnuts or Cookies £0.70.

09/01/15 22Lbs 12oz Pike and 12lbs 11ozPike out between Willows and Causeway.

08/01/2015 Two Jack pike out to boat fishermen on Lures.

03/01/2015 some good coarse fishing from the quay side at the fishing lodge, some jacks out to bank and boat. Best reported fish for 2015 19lbs pike. Limited Pike and carp season tickets available until the end of the season 30 April (Pike) and 31st May Carp.

25/11/14 Ardingly Reservoir now full, Boat fishing available, fish the areas the bank fishermen can’t get to, please call 01444 892549 to book.

21/11/14
Pike over 22lbs in the last week and excellent Carp, good roach and bream near causeway. Limited fishing reports will be posted but no detail of Carp size will be given.

For details of latest fishing report call 01444 892549 We are not updating the report on line at the moment.

06/07/14 26lbs Common Carp near hammer point.

25/05/14 21lbs Common Carp.

24/05/14 28lbs Common Carp, 19lbs Common Carp Balcombe Arm

23/05/14 21lbs Mirror carp, 12 lbs Common carp Balcombe Arm

27/04/14 Pike 3 x jack about 7lbs to boats.

25/04/14 Pike 20lbs, 8lbs and 5lbs Balcombe Arm

21/04/14 8lbs Carp, 15,10,and 12lbs Pike caught by Season Ticket holders. Perch and bream to day anglers.

12/04/14 Pike caught by season tickets in the last few days, 15lbs, boat, 8lbs and 14lbs fly fishing from boat, 13 fish up to 11lbs in one day from boat also Perch 2lbs 10oz, 12 lbs, 11lbs, 10lbs and 4 x joey from boat.

30/03/14 Pike 23 lbs on mackerel, 9lbs pike and Jack also Jack near Dam wall. Pike Season Ends 31/03/14 for day tickets. Coarse day tickets all year round.

29/03/14 Pike 1 x17lbs, 1 x9lbs from boat.

22/03/14 Balcombe Arm 11lbs 2 oz, 10lbs, 7lbs Pike also good mixture coarse fish Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream and 3 Jack pike to boat Fishermen.

08/03/14 Pike 14lbs,7lbs and 4.5lbs near willows, Boat fishing pike 7lbs & 4.5 lbs.

01/03/14 Pike 14 lbs 10oz near Causeway also 12lbs 8oz Pike and a jack in fence bay

23/02/14 Pike 15lbs and 7lbs caught between open bank Balcolme Arm and Mill. 3lbs pike willows.

22/02/14 Pike 20lbs 2oz caught on dead bait near Causeway also 5lbs Pike up Balcombe Arm

08/02/14 Pike 10lbs on sardine form boat park wall.

02/02/14 Pike 12lbs from bank.

01/02/14 Pike 24lbs caught from boat park wall using a sardine

26/01/14 Pike 10lbs from boat park wall

15/01/14 Pike 23lbs caught from bank on Sardine between reeds and willow also 9lbs pike same area.

11/01/2014 Pike 19lbs 6oz from the boat park, also 17lbs pike Balcombe Arm and 14lbson Joey Mack near Willows. One jack Bird hide, Good Bream and Roach from boat park wall.

05/01/13 11lbs Pike on Lamprey near Willows, roach and bream from boat park.

29/12/13 Pike 17 lbs 10oz near fence bay, Roach near Willows. Reservoir Full

01/12/13 Pike 11lbs on dead bait and Jack near mill, also 2 x jack from boats.

17/11/13 2 x Jack pike bank with Lures.

16/11/13 3 x Jacks up to 7lbs in boats.

09/11/13 1x Jack Pike 1 x 12lbs Pike Hammer point area also 1 x Jack Balcombe Arm.

03/11/13 2x Pike Jacks Hammer point

19/10/13 1 x 16lbs 7oz Pike Willows and 16 lbs Pike willows on dead bait.3

18/10/13
3 x jacks pike to boat fishermen.

15/10/13 3 x Jack Pike up to 8lbs willows and 2 jack pike near peg 88.

09/10/13 12lbs Pike on Trout dead bait Digby’s bench, 15lbs 20z and 15lbs pike near hammer point.

07/10/13 11lbs Pike Hammer Point, Please make sure you have the right equipment before fishing and obtain a day ticket before you fish and make a fishing report at the end of the day. Night fishing is only for Season Ticket holders.

06/10/13 10lbs pike in willows, 4lbs and 2lbs Pike on Dead bait near Digby’s bench, 19lbs Pike near willows, also 6 fish to boat up to 10lbs.

05/10/13 Mirror Carp 19lbs 4oz near old Pond, Also 18lbs, 6lbs and 8lbs Pike in Bird Hide Bay.

04/10/13 8lbs and 4lbs pike from boats on Lures.

01/10/13 Pike season starts 14lbs, 7lbs, 5lbs Pike near willows on dead bait.

28/09/13 12 lbs Carp also some good coarse fishing.

08/09/13 over the last couple of days 35lbs Mirror Carp, 21lbs Common Carp and 12lbs Common Carp.

03/09/13 Recent catches include bags of mixed course fish up the arm to over 100lbs in a session, also 32lbs Mirror Carp confirmed.

09/06/13 Recent reports include good catches roach and bream, Common carp 27lbs, 20lbs, 18 lbs, Tench 8lbs 11 oz and 7lbs more reports will follow.

11/04/13 2 pike about 10lbs near willows.

07/04/13 Jack pike to boat , Roach and Bream caught from next to fishing lodge.

31/03/13 20lbs 6ozCommon Carp, 15lbs and 2x 13lbs Mirror Carp, Balcombe Arm

30/03/13 17lbs Pike,

29/03/13 18lbs pike near willows also jack.

23/03/13 15lbs Common Carp near Digby’s Bench, No Ice on Reservoir.

16/03/13 Now confirmed 24Lbs Pike Hammer point ( 02/03/13) 10lbs and 13lbs pike between Williows and causeway 16/03/13.

09/03/13 2x Jack near dam, boat 1x Jack, Point before willows 1 x Jack, 1 x Jack Digbys bench

01/03/13 15lbs 4oz,12 lbs, 9lbs Pike all out near Willows.

19/02/13 11lbs Pike off quay next to fishing lodge.

18/02/13 20lbs Pike on herring near Willows, also 10lbs pike.

03/02/13 20lbs 12oz Pike on herring fence bay, 10lbs pike , also 8lbs pike near Mill

02/02/13 12lbs and 8lbs Pike Point before willows, 8lbs pike willows

27/01/13 2 Pike 7 or 8 lbs, No ice , Water very coloured due to heavy rain mill end of Balcombe Arm.

26/01/13 Jack pike

21/01/13 No fish reported, main body of reservoir clear from ice.

17/01/13 Two 11lbs Pike caught near life belt fence bay.

15/01/13 12.5lbs Pike near willows on dead bait.

13/01/13 20lbs Pike caught on a popup dead bait between willows an fence bay also jack, good runs but fish lost by boat and bank anglers !

11/01/13 14.25lbs pike and 11lbs pike on dead bait on bank between reed bed and willows.

07/01/13 Just received confirmed report 28.5Lbs Pike and 15.4lbs pike caught 03/01/13 near the open bank Balcome Arm by a season ticket holder using a dead bait smelt/roach.

06/01/13 Pike 16.5lbs near old Pond on dead bait also Jacks Mill and Causeway.

04/01/13 Two season ticket holders catching mixed coarse fish of quay by the fishing lodge.

03/01/13 Jack Pike and coarse fish in willows

01/01/13 A good start to the New Year, 17.5lbs Pike caught near willows ona Lamprey, Balcombe Arm still coloured.

29/12/12 Pike low double to boat fishermen main body of reservoir.

27/12/12 22lbs Pikecaught on dead bait near Fence Bay, area near Mill coloured.

05/12/12 18lbs pike on copper spoon

03/12/12 16lbs pike on dead bait

02/12/12 10 Lbs pike on dead bait near Mill.

28/11/12 18 Lbs 11oz Pike caught on dead bait Balcombe Arm

18/11/12 Jack Pike in willows, and open bank, also 14lbs Common carp.

10/11/12 Lots of Jack pike out in the last week also one 8lbs Carp. E.A Checking tickets on bank be sure to obtain a rod license.

21/10/12 Over the weekend 6 Pike , 5 x Jack to boats and one16lbs pike on the bank.

17/10/12 A significant ( over 20lbs) Common carp and at least 5 pike with one double in the last 7 days.

10/10/12 Coarse fishinbg fair with bags of bream up to 30lbs Balcome arm in the last week. 9 pike out to boats in the last 48hrs.

02/10/12 Start of the new pike saeson yesterday 2 fish 1 x 13lbs on bank and 1 x Jack to the boat, Day tickets available. for pike and coarse.

07/07/12 Access to swims cleared, good day ticket catches, willows, fence bay, open bank Balcombe arm and bird hide.

11/06/12 The resrevoir is Full, good fishing. day ticket available.

20/05/12 The reservoir is almost full.

16/03/12 Fishing reports will not be updated until the start of the new fishing season. After a very good season the season tickets will be allocated to present members renewing first and then to a limited number of new applicants. Day tickets will continue as before.

10/03/12 pike x 3 all about 8lbs also 4 lost.

09/03/12 Carp 20lbs Common

03/03/12 Carp 26lbs near Digby’s Bench, also Mirror Carp 17lbs open bank.

03/03/12 Pike 17 lbs dead bait and jack to boat, Balcombe Arm pike 9lbs and 4lbs Lures, boat park are Jack.

01/03/12 Pike 1x 9lbs,1x12lbs 1x4lbs Near Fence bay also 1x11lbs and 1 Jack and 3 lost. Please supply a fishing report so we can keep others informed.

26/02/12 Pike 18lbs.

15/01/12 Pike from boat 8lbs also 2 jacks

14/01/12 Pike 16lbs, 12lbs on mackrel 6lbs and 5lbs on lure near Causeway. Pike 8lbs on smelt near old pond.

07/01/12 Pike 25lbs caught hammer point /arm just reported !

02/01/12 Pike 15lbs and 12 lbs dead bait.

10/12/11 Pike 17lbs caught on mackrel dead bait near end of boat park.

04/12/11 Pike 20lbs 6oz caught on dead bait, also 6lbs Eel, 6lbs pike, 5lbs pike etc.

03/12/11 Pike 10lbs caught, water level rising slowly.

27/11/11 Pike over 22lbs caight near willows area, picture will follow on fishing page.

20/11/11 2 x boat fishermen caught 3 fish best pike 9lbs, 16 lbs pike near causeway on dead bailt also 5lbs jack, 2lbs perch.

10/11/11 Enviroment Agency Re stock Ardinglywith fish from Wakehurst.

29/10/11 Pike 14lbs on roach dead bait,in vacinity of Willows. Pike out from boat 2 approx 14lbs on lurse also 3 x jack. other fish lost 5 to bank fishermen !

27/10/11 Pike out from boat on dead bait, bets 14lbs also 2 jacks.

17/10/11 Pike out to bank and boats most fish low doubles, 12 and 13 lbs caught on dead bait from boatbest reported fish of the day. Water level very low.

01/09/11 22lbs Common Carp and 13lbs near to Digby’s Bench

29/08/11 5lbs Tench and good Perch in vacinity of causway.

17/08/11 Common Carp 11lbs, also 5 fish up to 18lbs in previous 8 sessions.

14/08/11 Mirror Carp 35lbs 2 oz Balcombe Arm also 18lbs.

10/08/11 East Grinstead Match , Reeds to peg 88 60Lbs,52lbs,41lbs bream and roach.

The environment Agency are doing random spot checks for illegal fishing and checking rod licences, a reminder that No fish may be taken from the water.

04/08/11 East Grinstead match Reeds to peg 88 47lbs,28lbs and 27 lbs bream and roach. Other catching but few reporting their catches.!

03/08/11 East grinstead match , Reed to peg 88, 46lbs, 32lbs and 27 lbs Bream and Roach

28/07/11 East Grinstead match , Reeds to peg 88, 33lbs, 25lbs, and 23lbs Mostly roach with a few bream.

27/07/11 East grinstead match Reeds to peg 88, 71Lbs, 56lbs and 45Lbs mainly bream with a few roach.

24/07/11 19lbs 6 oz Common carp near side causeway.

21/07/11 East grinstead match reeds /hammer point, 51lbs 14 oz, 49lbs 14 oz and 26 lbs 8oz, bream and skimmers.

20/07/11 East grinstead Match Reeds area/Hammer point 41lbs 12 oz, 41lbs 8oz, 36lbs bream and skimmers.

14/07/11 East Grinstead Match Hammer point to peg 88, Good catches… 64 lbs, 37lbs and 32lbs bags on the feeder maily Bream, Also 12lbs Carp and 16 lbs carp reported in week.

10/07/11 20lbs carp near causeway, 16lbs Carp open bank.

25/06/11 15lbs common carp near causeway, very goog coares fishing far side of causeway perch, roach to 1.5 lbs, many large bream.

16/05/11 38lbs winning weight EG match 4/05/11,East Grinstead match 11/05/11 7 anglers, 34Lbs,26Lbs, 19Lbs, in the last few days good roach to 1.5lbs, Tench 6lbs,13lbs mirror carp on boilie.

07/05/11 In the last couple of weeks the coarse fishing has been very good with most anglers catching, they have not always been good at reporting thier catches ! We have had at least one significant Carp over 30lbs, with 3 carp caught by one angler the best being 16 Lbs, a 17lbs Common carp in the vacinity of the stumps 6 lbs bream reported in several locations.a 6lbs tench up at the Mill. We are awaiying the results from a match by East Grinstead Angling Club. Details of the New season ticket prices will be on the site in the next few days.

17/04/11 15lbs 7oz Common Carp balcombe arm,26 fish to two fishermen in reeds with bream to 5lbs, 12lbs and 11lbs + 3 other pike also perch from two boats, 13lbs pike in willows.

16/04/11 10 pike from 3 boats, jacks and low doubles.

11/04/11 3 pike in boat.

10/04/11 10 x pike in boats, Open bank balcombe arm 14x bream, 10 bream, bird hide bay 3 bream.

09/04/11 Fence bay Bream up to 6lbs,Pike in boats 1x16lbs on lure, 1 x jack, causeway 3 pike on mackrel 5 to 10lbs, bird hide bay 1 pike on herring

04/04/11 Night fishing for season ticket holder who have completed night fishing application form re starts contact centre for details.

02/04/11 Pike 1 x 14Lbs + 1x 6lbs, Boats 8 fish up to 15Lbs, Boat 3 jacks, Birdhide bay 2 x Jack on trout dead bait, 1 x 14lbs pike on mackrel, Balcombe Arm Bream to 3lbs.

20/03/11 Pike from Boats 11 fish from 3 boats, 6and a half lbs tench old pond.

19/03/11 Pike 11lbs on smelt open bank, 8lbs and Jack

14/03/11 pike 10lbs 14 oz Balcombe arm and pike 8 lbs 13 oz causway

12/03/11 pike 11lbs causeway

10/03/11 four pike out willows

07/03/11 Warmer weather has improved fishing, some fish both coarse and pike out most days.

26/01/2011 reservoir full, coarse fishing improving with good bream approx 5lbs and roach, best pike of last few days 15Lbs.

14/01/2011 Reservoir approx 1 meter from full, water coloured up the Balcombe Arm, No ice, Fishing slow but not many brave enough to try !

02/01/2011 All ice has gone from the main part of the reservoir. The Balcombe Arm still has some areas which have ice.

Thursday 30 Dec

Most of the ice has gone from the main part of the Reservoir, Fishing is available from opposite the lodge to the willows, also from Hammer point to peg 88 and up the arm near the open bank /Digby’s bench. Some fishermen returned today report to follow.

Monday 27 Dec 2010

There has been no fishing for the last week. The Reservoir is frozen however the main part of the reservoir is now thawing and there are some ice free areas. For an update call01444 892549 or e mail sales@ardinglyactivitycentre.co.uk

Good tench (approx 6lbs and 7lbs) fishing in vicinity of Old Pond, also good bream on Open Bank of Balcombe Arm

Sunday 15 August 2010

94 lbs bag wins East Grintead Anglers Club Match..

Friday 23 July 2010

Reservoir level down about 6 feet all areas of Fishing bank now have good access. Excellent bags of coarse fish, Balcombe arm open bank, Bird Hide bay and all along to peg88, also good by causeway depending upon wind direction.

Sunday 25 April 2010

Open bank 14lbs 4 oz Pike and Jack, Old Pond 5lbs pike, opposite fishing Lodge 10lbs Pike and Jacks, Boats 8 fish the best 15lbs Pike

Saturday 24 April 2010

First swims out of open bank fishing very well with good roach, And great bags of Bream up to about 5 Lbs on ledger.

Friday 23 April 2010

7Lbs Tench from far Bird Hide Area,

Pike from boat 21 takes on lures and dead bait, 17 Fish Landed 3 doubles and best up to 17 Lbs.

Thursday 22 April 2010

5 to 6Lb Tench from Balcombe Arm, Good bags of Bream up to about 5lbs.

Sunday 28 March 2010

Various pike, largest 25lb, 18.8, 17.5

The 25lb pike caught by Matt Martin from a boat in the vicinity of peg 88 (Balcombe Arm)

Saturday 27 March 2010

11 pike various sizes

Roach from Mill, Bream from Bird Hide

Friday 26 March 2010

20lb 4oz Pike from boat