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Sea fishing - from beach or boat

The New Forest is bordered to the east by Southampton Water and to the south by the Solent. Both provide many opportunities for sea fishing from local beaches.

Deep waters off Hurst Spit, for example, can apparently yield cod, dogfish, conger, pouting, garfish, mackerel, dabs and plaice; whilst the shore alongside Pennington Marshes can provide smoothhounds, stingray, pout, bass and, in winter, flounder and whiting.

Lots more information is available from The Solent Fishing Guide.

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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