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In 1989, Peter McArthur, a keen trout fisherman, together with several like-minded colleagues, formed a trout syndicate in the grounds of the 1000 acre Cinder Hill Estate on the edge of Ashdown Forest.    Initially, only the first pool below the water splash at Birch Grove, now known as the Top Pool, was fished, following considerable effort to remove all the trees which were felled in the Great Storm of 1987.  Having established a viable fishery, the next pool in the valley, Hurstwood, was added to the portfolio, followed a year or two later by the third in the series of lakes - McArthurs pool, in 1992.   Following the 1987 hurricane, when lots of trees were brought down on the estate, the landowners created 3 smaller pools at Piplye, namely; Grubbero Pool, Piplye Pool and Roundwood Pool. These were initially run as a private syndicate of 30 members, but were incorporated into the Cinder Hill Trouting Syndicate in 2006 to create the variety of waters we have today.

The original objective of affordable fly fishing is still the driving force of the Syndicate which is now completely independent of any other organisation.  Membership of the Syndicate is no longer restricted to members of S&TC UK and/or Angling Trust and is now open to anyone. However, the Syndicate still supports the work of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK and the Angling Trust and in association with these two organisations, we attend a number of events each year to promote fly fishing

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Updated  November 2018