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The RFA

The Club has been a member of the Rother Fisheries Association since the early 1980's. The Association was formed in 1872 and has the rights to twelve miles of the River Rother and a stretch of the Royal Military Canal. There are several sections of river that are detailed below. Maps of the stretches are available on request from Honorary Secretary.

Don't forget that all Club members must have an RFA sticker on their handbook before they fish RFA waters. Stickers are only available from Crowborough Tackle, Barnes Angling and Game Centre, Crowborough Shoe Repairs and Aroma Bait and Tackle.



Robertsbridge to Udiam 

Along this section the river is narrow and relatively shallow, with deeper pools that usually hold the better fish. Travelling light and roving around is often the best way to fish. There are Chub, Roach, Brown Trout and the occasional Sea Trout in this stretch.

    

    

LIST OF FISH KNOWN BEST

Brown Trout


Chub 1lb 7oz June 2005  K.Wilson
Roach


Sea Trout



Udiam to Bodiam

As this stretch heads downstream towards Bodiam the depth and width increases. The flow is not quite as fast as the stretch above, but is still obvious. The main species caught here are Bream, Roach, Tench, Pike and sometimes Eels.

    

    

LIST OF FISH KNOWN BEST

Bream


Eel


Roach


Pike


Tench



Newenden (downstream)

This is quite a short section of the river, but it is much deeper and slower than the stretch at Bodiam. For anglers that can get through the shoals of Bleak, there are large Bream waiting beneath them. There are also Pike and Eels as well.

    

    

LIST OF FISH KNOWN BEST

Bleak


Bream


Chub 3lbs September 1984 P.Boorman
Eel


Pike



Potmans Heath to Blackwall Bridge

This section is wide and deep, with pronounced ledges beneath the surface on both the near and far banks. With it's good parking and easy access at either end, this is a very well fished stretch of water. There are good Bream and Tench here, as well as Bleak, Roach, Gudgeon, Eels and Pike. Pike fishing in the winter is very popular with fish as big as 30lbs recorded in the past.

    

    

LIST OF FISH KNOWN BEST

Bleak 1oz July 2013 D.Cottington
Bream 4lb 4oz August 2015 S.Hickmott
Catfish 3lbs September 2008 D.Cottington
Eel 1lb July 2013 C.Vickery
Gudgeon


Roach 4oz July 2016 J.Butler
Pike 17lb 1oz March 2014 J.Sephton
Rudd 3oz June 2015 Miss R.Butler
Tench 5lb 6oz July 2015 P.Errey


The Royal Military Canal (Iden Lock to Appledore Dam)

This section of the canal is known to be one of the most productive. The canal is up to 60 feet wide and up to 6 feet deep, although in winter when the water is lowered for flood defence purposes the level falls to around 3 feet. The best fishing often occurs early in the morning or as dusk approaches, although no night fishing is allowed. The dense patches of lilies often hold more fish than the open water so fishing close to them can be the key to success. This stretch has yielded Pike over 24lbs and Carp over 16lbs in the past and also contains good stocks of Roach, Bream and Tench.

    

    

LIST OF FISH KNOWN BEST

Bream


Carp (Common)


Carp (Mirror)


Roach 5oz August 2013 R.Veitch
Perch 2oz August 2013 R.Veitch
Pike 12lb 8oz January 2016 C.Milledge
Tench 4lb 4oz August 2013 R.Veitch


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