Is there a coarse fishing season?
The traditional close season for coarse fishing runs from 15 March through to 15 June inclusive. This applies to all rivers, including the ones we own fishing rights too.
Why is there a coarse fishing closed season?
The coarse fishing close season dates back to 1878. Its primary purpose was to protect coarse fish stocks from excessive exploitation and was set to coincide with the time that they spawn. The evidence behind the start and end dates was fairly sparse in the 19th century.
What kind of fishing is in Scotland?
Sea angling takes place right around Scotland’s coasts, and can be a 12 month sport for the very keen and hardy. Our diverse coastline provides many peaceful uncrowded angling areas and safe sheltered waters for those fishing from the shore and by boat.
Can you fish all year round UK?
You can fish for coarse fish, eels, rainbow trout and brown trout on most enclosed stillwaters and canals all year. Read the local byelaws to check your area.
What is the Testwood site?
The site was created in 2002 and is made up of three areas – Little Testwood Lake, Testwood Lake and Meadow Lake. Little Testwood Lake is a reservoir which is able to store 270 million litres of water which is pumped from the River Test when water flows are high enough.
How many rods does the Testwood fish per day?
The Testwood beat fishes three rods per day The equally famous Nursling Little River beat has been held in high regard by renowned chalkstream salmon fishermen for centuries, with the lords of the adjoining manors of Testwood and Nursling Priors disputing the fishing rights as far back as 1387.
Where are the Testwood Lakes in Hampshire?
Testwood Lakes, near Southampton, is a valuable water resource for Hampshire and a haven for wildlife which is managed in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The Testwood Lakes Centre is open to the public and offers a wide range of walks, bird-watching and community and educational events.
Why choose Testwood Lakes?
Testwood Lakes is also home to a water efficient garden. Testwood Lakes offers sightseers, walkers, birdwatchers and anglers the chance to enjoy idyllic natural surroundings in the company of amazing wildlife. The Testwood Lakes Centre is open to the public in the summer between 1pm and 4pm and in the winter between 12pm and 3pm.