Coarse Fishing in the New Forest
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Hatchet pond. New Forest

 Coarse fishing is available at Hatchet Pond and Little Hatchet in the New Forest

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 023 8028 6843 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.


What do other visitors say?

please could you tell me why janesmoor pond is no longer a u17 fishing lake as i was very disappointed when i took my daugter there to teech her how to fish (as my father did with me) and it was closed

JAY MOORE, 5/Jul/2010

Thanks for your comment regarding fishing at Janesmoor. Sadly, the pond was deemed to have too poor an oxygen level per volume of water for most of the year, by the Environment Agency, to make a good fishing pond. Its basically too shallow and through much of the year suffers from evaporation because of its surface area compared to its depth. On certain occasions in summer months, levels of blue-green algae bloomed; microscopic life that can produce dangerous toxins. Under the advise of the Environment Agency, we closed it for fishing.

Forestry Commission Response

Sorry,its me again, just in response to a previous post regarding a male swan with a hook embedded in its leg, this was obviously an accident,surely! I dont know any fellow angler that would purposely try and catch a fully grown swan, thats cruel and malicious and isn't acceptable!

spencer, 23/May/2010

I haven't fished here before but would very much like too, im just wondering what my reception will be from nature lovers and ofher fisherman. It seems rather 'clicky clicky' here. I dont know why we all can't get along and enjoy the great outdoors the way god intended it. Thanks for listening to my rant.

spencer, 23/May/2010
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What's Here?

  • 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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