Coarse Fishing in the New Forest
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Hatchet pond. New Forest

The fishing season runs from 16th June to the 14th March each year.

During the season a variety of fish can be caught at Hatchet Pond and Little Hatchet including Roach, Bream, Tench, Carp, Pike, Pearch, Eels and Rudd.

In order to fish at Hatchet Pond or Little Hatchet you will require a Forestry Commission fishing permit and an Environment Agency Rod License.

Forestry Commission Fishing Permits are available as day, week or season tickets.

Where can I get a permit?

Day and Week tickets are available from the outlets below, from the 16th June:

Season Permits  are only available from the Queens House, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NH.

You can either:

Pay in person: at our office in Lyndhurst (SO43 7NH) during office hours which are Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. We can accept payment by debit/credit card or cash.

Phone: Please call us on 0300 067 4601 during office hours to pay by debit or credit card over the phone. You season permit will then be posted out to you.

How much to permits cost?

 Up to 2 rods














Up to 3 rods














For details of where to purchase your Environment Agency Rod License please click here.


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  • Fishing
  • No swimming
  • Parking
  • Parking is available at Hatchet Pond or Little Hatchet.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets are situated in Hatchet Pond car park.
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OS Grid ref: SU369016

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0300 067 4601

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