Christchurch Harbour (including Lower Avon and Stour)

Trout Fishing at Christchurch Harbour (including Lower Avon and Stour)

Christchurch Harbour, Dorset

The Harbour, Lower Avon, Stour and Claypool is a sports fishery where all species are returned to the water. Some of the very best Sea Trout fishing in England is on offer with the added bonus of the occasional Salmon. The area is famous for specimen Mullet and quality Bass fishing.

From Knapp Mill to the confluence of the two lower sections of the Avon is managed by Southern Fisheries.

The Lower Avon and Lower Stour together with two thirds  of Christchurch Harbour are managed by Bournemouth Water Leisure and RDAA. The boundary of the water company ownership is marked by yellow buoys.

Throop Fishery to Tuckton Bridge is for RDAA members only.

Day Ticket Pricing

Boat Day Ticket (single person, 24 hours from
7:30am): £13.25
Boat Day Ticket (two persons, 24 hours from
7:30am): £21.75
Bankside Game Day Ticket (single person, 7:30am to sunset): £15.75

Season Ticket Pricing

Fishing from bank (single person): £70.75
Boat Fishing (single person): £70.75
Boat Fishing (two persons): £124.00
Boat/Bank Fishing (single person): £124.00
Boat/Bank fishing (two persons): £248.00

Annual Prices for the Year 2018 for the Lower Stour and Harbour

Children under 14 can fish free of charge but must get a free ticket from Davis Tackle and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

(No Concessions on all day tickets. No weekly tickets available)

Fishing Seasons:

Sea Trout fishing in season only: 15 April to 31 October

Salmon fishing in season only: 1 February to 31 August

No spinning during the period: 1 February to 14 May

Day Permits: Available from Davis Tackle, 75 Bargates, Christchurch

Season Permits: Bankside fishing from Tuckton Bridge to the boundary: Season Tickets can be purchased from Bournemouth Water Leisure on 01202 444646 or from Davis Tackle, 75 Bargates, Christchurch

Boat Fishing from Tuckton Bridge to the boundary only by season ticket from Bournemouth Water Leisure on 01202 444646 or from Davis Tackle, 75 Bargates, Christchurch

Contact: 01202 444646

Click here for Christchurch Harbour Rules

2017 Fishery Report

Sea Trout – good all year – early season 2.5 to 4.5 lbs – late season 7 to 8 lbs

Mullet – not good all year – very small sized fish

Bass – good all year – early season 1 to 1.5 lb – late season 5 to 6 lbs average with reports of catches up to 9 lbs.

Facilities.

Local facilities around the harbour include: toilets, car parking, disabled access and cafes.