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Fishing - freshwater fishing in lake and river

Hatchet Pond
Hatchet Pond

Coarse fishing is available within the New Forest at Hatchet Pond, a little to the south-west of Beaulieu; and nearby at Broadlands Lake, close to the M27, not far from Romsey. Day tickets are available for both. Check the Forestry Commission and Broadlands Lakes web sites for further information.

Consider, too, Christchurch Angling Club day tickets which are available for a number of their waters.

Coarse and game fishing day tickets are also available for waters a little outside the New Forest - on the renowned Rivers Avon and Itchen. Salisbury and District Angling Club, for example, offer Hampshire Avon fishing at Charford - south of Salisbury, the Lower Itchen Fishery operates a little to the north of Southampton, whilst the Royalty Fishery is near Christchurch.

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** New Forest ponies **
New Forest ponies in the road
Ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during the first six months of 2018, 36 animals were killed or injured on Forest roads, compared with 26 in the same period in 2017, a shocking rise of 38%. And in the full year, 63 animals were killed on the roads compared to 56 in 2017.
** Always take care when driving **
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley