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Coarse Fishing in the New Forest
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The fishing season is now closed and will re-open on 16th June 2017

The fishing Season Runs from 16th June - 14th March.

A variety of fish can be caught at Hatchet Pond and Little Hatchet including; Roach, Bream, Tench, Carp,Pike, Pearch, Eels and Rudd.Little Hatchet Pond. New Forest

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.

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 We are currently looking at the prices for the 2017/2018 season starting June this year.

 

Price for 2 rods

  Adult U17 & Concession
Day     
 Week    
Season    

 

Price for 3 rods

  Adult  U17 & Concession
Day    
Week    
Season    

 

If you wish to purchase a Season Permit 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.

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Code of Conduct 

 Conditions of Issue of New Forest Fishing Permits for Hatchet and Little Hatchet Pond

 

  • A Forestry Commission fishing permit and Environment Agency rod license must be carried whilst fishing and shown to any Forestry Commission or Environment Agency officer on request.
  • In their own interest fishermen are advised to familiarise themselves with the byelaws of the Environment Agency Southern Region.
  • Fishing is permitted only between half and hour before sunrise and half an hour after sunset. No night fishing, overnight parking or staking out or pitches is allowed.
  • Only dead marine fish should be used as bait for Pike. Parking must be in the officially designated car parks.
  • All fish to be returned immediately to the water. It is an offence under the byelaws to take fish away.
  • Permits are valid for 2 or 3 rods, depending on the fee paid.
  • Keep nets may not be used. Always use a landing net and unhooking mat when handling caught fish.
  • Barbless hooks only to be used.
  • The Forestry Commission is indemnified against any claim which may arise as a result of the use of the permits and any damage to forestry Commission property is to be made good to the satisfaction of the Deputy Surveyor.
  • Care should be exercised near water especially where the bank slope steeply or deep water is present and young people should be in the care and control of responsible adults.

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What do other visitors say?

I think the pond has no smaller fish in it, due to cormarrants eating them all.

Anonymous, 21/Feb/2017

What's the lake record carp

Anonymous, 24/Jul/2016

Thank you for your comment. The Carp can weight up to 30 plus pounds.

Forestry Commission Response

Are there a lot of carp in hatchet pond? What's in there?

Oli, 10/Jul/2016

Thank you for your question. There are various fresh water fish in Hatchet Pond, including Roach, Bream, Tench, Carp, Pike, Pearch, Eels and Rudd.

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Last updated: 3rd April 2017

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