Some see the Adur as one of the most under-rated rivers in the south, as it’s full of fish, although it can be difficult to master.
The river has a powerful incoming surge and equally pacey ebb, not well suited to normal float and feeder tactics, but the pole feeder can be deadly there. The river starts life as two streams, one stemming from Slinfold and the other from Ditchling Common. They meet at Henfield and continue to down to Shoreham Harbour. The Adur is fishable for nearly all its length and has several clubs controlling various stretches. This is info on the excellent Pulborough AS controlled water.
Contact: Mick Booth on 01798 831525
Day tickets: Permits are available at Beeding News Agency at Bramber Bridge for the Pulborough waters. They cost £5 for adults with concessions for juniors, OAPs and disabled anglers. Pulborough membership costs £68 for adults, £21 for juniors and £37 OAPs and disabled anglers
Facilities: Car parking is located near to Bramber Bridge
Nearest tackle shop: Prime Angling, 74 Brighton Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, tel: 01903 821594
Matches: Various opens and leagues throughout year, contact Mick Booth
Nearby pub: The Bridge Inn, High Street, Upper Beeding, tel: 01903 812773
How to get there: padlocked gates making day ticket access difficult unless you are a member usually secure Streatham Bridge. A more convenient access upstream is via Bramber Bridge where the fishing is very similar. From the A283 Steyning By-pass, north or south, follow the signs at either roundabout to Upper Beeding until you come to the Bramber Bridge