Pike over 20lbs caught on the Hampshire Avon
When you stay in one of our Fordingbridge properties, ie. Criddlestyle Cottage, Mews Hill or the Riverside Lodge you have the option of fishing on 80 yards of exclusive fishing. This is only 100 yards away from the properties! There are 4 good swims that are great for speciman course fishing. The fishing is only available if you stay in one of these properties and if you stay at the Riverside Lodge you have fishing included in the rental. This is one swim and fishing in the small lake it sits upon and you can even fish from the verandah!
- £75 per person for a weeks fishing
- £35 per person for a short break
Stop Press .…….. Any guest staying with Short Stay Homes who has booked the additional weeks fishing can have a complimentary half day fishing at Rockbourne and the first fish will be free. In the unlikely event that you do not catch a fish you will be given a 3-4lb rainbow trout or can swap for smoked trout for a £2 supplement. Any subsequent fish will be charged at £20 per fish. Tackle hire is available at £20 per session and guiding at £45 per hour. If you wish to take advantage of this fabulous offer please let us know in advance so we can get it booked in for you. ……… Stop Press
Read all about us! A guest who stayed at the Lodge has written a comprehensive article in regard to our stretch of the Hampshire Avon so click on the link below to read all about it! Fishing on the Hampshire Avon by Sean Simms
For more information please contact us and if you would like to keep up to speed with recent catches please visit us on our Facebook fishing page or like us here to be kept updated.
Rockbourne Trout Fishery, Near Fordingbridge
Located in the New Forest near Rockbourne, this great fishery has six wonderful spring-fed lakes spread over 55 acres of unspoilt woodland. Any guest staying with Short Stay Homes who has booked the additional weeks fishing on the private stretch of the Hampshire Avon, can have a complimentary half day fishing at Rockbourne and the first fish will be free. In the unlikely event that you do not catch a fish you will be given a 3-4lb rainbow trout or can swap for smoked trout for a £2 supplement. Any subsequent fish will be charged at £20 per fish. Tackle hire is available at £20 per session and guiding at £45 per hour. If you wish to take advantage of this fabulous offer please let us know in advance so we can get it booked in for you
For more information on the fishery, visit www.rockbournetroutfishery.co.uk
Hire the Ocean Runner for some Fantastic Sea Fishing
Check out the Sea Fishing Trips from Poole with the Ocean Runner for a memorable experience. Ryan Jones, the Skipper of Poole’s Ocean Runner, is a 40ft purpose-built fishing catamaran from Poole Harbour. Boat charters from Poole range from short 2-hour fishing trips near Poole & Bournemouth to longer 12-hour mid-channel wreck fishing trips from Poole Port.
We are pleased to report that Short Stay Homes have negotiated a 10% discount for guests who stay in one of their properties.
STEVE WARD GUIDED BARBEL FISHING AND FLY FISHING LESSONS
Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, Godshill, Hampshire Avon
Right next to the exclusive private stretch of river is a 1/2 mile of a single bank stretch. This is within the Sandy Balls Holiday Centre. There are several excellent swims and timber platforms have been created. The tickets are available at the cycle centre at Sandy Balls, Tel: 01425 657707, which is open daily from 9am – 5pm. You are allowed to fish from one hour before sunrise until 10pm.
Fordingbridge Recreation Ground, Hampshire Avon
Fordingbridge Recreation Ground is opposite the George Inn. It is common to see fly fishermen wading midstream taking advantage of this 500-yard stretch of the Hampshire Avon when you cross the bridge. Tickets are £5 per day and are available at Fordingbridge Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01425 654560 or the Riverside Kiosk.
Witherington Farm Fishery
Day Tickets are available all year round
Witherington Farm Fishery has four disabled-friendly, well-stocked lakes and good facilities with a cafe and tackle shop. Day tickets are available at Reids Tackle Tel:01722 711616 and are open seven days a week. http://www.reidstackle.co.uk/
Christchurch Angling Club
Clay Pool, Christchurch Harbour
Just on the doorstep of our Christchurch properties fishing charters are available on Christchurch Quay for fishing in the harbour or out to sea. This is part of the Christchurch Angling Club so if you take up their membership you can enjoy this great fishing spot.
Enjoy the stunning setting and the sport within a short stroll from home.
Throop Fishery, Bournemouth
Great for those staying in Christchurch
Throop Fishery is excellent and a most scenic place to fish. It has 3 Beats and regularly appears in angling publications recording huge barbel and chub. See if you can get yourselves published with a nice big catch.
South Farm is owned by Short Stay Homes and it’s fishing lakes are naturally spring fed and stock hard fighting Carp in excess of 20 lbs, Chub in excess of 6 lbs plus specimen Roach, Tench, Silver Bream, Crucian Carp and Perch all in prime condition. The setting is tranquil within beautiful surroundings and all of the self catering cottages are close to Home lake, Lake cottage 30m, Carp Lodge 50m, Oaktree 70m, Coshes garden 80m, Cinders cottage 90m, Stables cottage 95m and the Farm house is 50 meters add about 250 meters to get to Lower Ram lake. Dogs are welcome and fishing is free to all South Farm guests.
For more information vist www.southfarm.co.uk