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Passie's Pond



Passie's Ponds are located on the Coombes Road between Lancing College and Steyning.

There are 2 Lakes, 1 day ticket lake with 50 pegs and the other a match lake with 68 pegs so this venue caters for both the pleasure and match anglers.
The lakes were dug out in an area of spring waters in the lowland of the Adur Valley and have been awarded "Center of Excellence".
There are adequate car parks and toilets on site and access is via a private track which is open to anglers only.
In addition there is an on-site tackle shop which has a selection of accessories and baits such as pastes, luncheon meat, sweetcorn and a small stock of maggots.
Casters and larger quantities of bait can be ordered from the shop in advance.

Expert tuition is also available at Passie's Pond by resident coach Tom & by Jason Kirk
(Tel: Tom on 07801650965 or Jason on 07752758753).

Day Ticket Lake :

About five acres in size and with 50 permanent pegs.
The average overall depth is about 4 feet,but has a deeper channel which runs up to nine feet deep through the middle.
An ideal water for pleasure anglers because no club matches are held on it and there is no pre-booking of pegs.
There are a good head of Mirrors, Commons and Ghost Carp up to over 20lbs,also tench to 10lbs, Perch to 4lbs,and decent Crucian Carp, roach and rudd.
Theres also a fair head of chub which are in the 3lbs to 5lbs range, although larger fish to 7lbs have been caught.
Because the Main Lake is generally shallow it is popular with waggler and pole,although anglers wanting to reach greater distances use either weighted floats or feeder fished close to the island using swimfeeder and double floating maggot.
The carp are frequently caught near the bank - as are the big tench - with the carp liking luncheon meat, either bread flake or floating crust, flavoured sweetcorn and carp pellets - boilies, trout pellets and chum mixer are not allowed.
Early in 1999 an 18lb 7oz pure white Ghost Carp was taken.
Although fishery owner Trevor Passmore has seen several carp over 20lbs. The tench seem to go for worms, so fishing a nice Dendrabaena or pieces of sweetcorn over a bed of chopped worms in any of the pegs near the reeds is a favoured technique.
Crucians average about 1lb 8oz but run much larger and in 1999 a 3lbs 4oz specimen has been taken.
The crucians tend to favour float-fished bread punch or bread flake fished either on or just off the bottom.
Waggler fishing four or five rod lengths out tends to result in catches of roach and skimmers which often reach 30lbs-plus.
The best catches are usually taken on maggot or caster

Match Lake :

Available for day-ticket fishing when not being used for competitions,this water was built next to the Main lake.
It is about six acres in size and designed like a canal with depths running to six feet at its deepest point, with the bottom of the lake having been shelved.
There are 68 permanent pegs which have been spaced a minimum of 15 metres apart.
The fishery has been constructed in such a way as to provide good sport in both summer and winter and is stocked with commons and mirrors between 4oz and 10lbs, bream to 6lbs, quality tench to 5lbs and roach, chub and perch.
The bigger carp are often taken by anglers fish close in to the near bank using worm, luncheon meat or sweetcorn!

Rules :

No carp or other fish over 1lb to be placed in keep nets.
No boilies, nuts or dried (dog or cat) foods.
Ground Bait 2kg limit, also a pint of whole hempseed.
Barbless hooks any size, or micro barbed hooks of 18 or smaller must be used.
Fishing near to the pylon is dangerous, so please read instruction in Hut as to which pegs have a pole ban.
Radios and tape recorders that can be heard by more than one person are banned.
No night fishing.unless passies club member.
No playing of games or running or shouting around the Lake.

Ticket Prices :

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Directions :

Follow the A24 until you get to the Washington Roundabout.
Take the Steyning (A283)exit.
Follow this road to the end until you get to a roundabout.
From here take the 4th exit into Maudlin Lane.
Follow this lane up to the 'T' junction and turn left into Annington Road.
Passies Pond and Church Farm are approx. 3 miles along the road.

From A27 :
Coming from Brighton turn right at double trafic lights sign posted Lancing College and Co ombes.
Follow for 2 miles.

Coming from Worthing, take the A27 past Lancing. Turn left at double trafic lights sign posted Lancing College and Coombes.
Follow for 2 miles.
Coming from London / Crawley, take the A23 through the A27 Worthing.
Follow through the tunnel Turn left at double trafic lights sign posted Lancing College and Coombes.
Follow for 2 miles.

Use the route planner for direct route :

RAC

Church Farm
Coombes
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 0RS

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