South Bag-up waters and more
THIS venue on the South Downs has three lakes on site.
The snake-shaped, 68-peg Match Lake has swims spaced a minimum of 15m apart and gives year-round sport with commons and mirrors to 10lb, bream to 6lb, tench to 5lb, roach, chub and perch.
It is 6ft at is deepest and the bottom is shelved to enable pole and waggler fishing as well as legering. From most pegs you can reach the far bank with a 14m pole, but the bigger carp tend to be caught along the near bank on worm, luncheon meat or sweetcorn.
Caster or maggot over to the far side works well for the carp and tench, while the bream can often be found out in the middle of the lake and respond well to groundbait tactics.
The five-acre Day Ticket Lake has been designed to eliminate hot spots so that all anglers have an equal chance of catching.
Pamela’s Lake, the newest on the complex, is ideal for beginners and experienced anglers alike. There are 21 pegs to fish from and it is mainly stocked with carp ranging from 1lb 8oz to 12lb, from which you can get bites on even the coldest of days.
PRICES: Adults £10 per day, concessions £6, students £7
CONTACT: 01273 465257 or visit
LOCATION: Passies Pond, Church Farm, Coombes, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RS
RULES: No carp or fish over 1lb to be put in keepnets. No boilies, nuts or dried catfood or dogfood. Groundbait limited to 2kg and 1pt of hempseed. Barbless hooks only. No leads over 1oz
FACILITIES: Toilets, tackle shop, café