Winchester City Council
allows coarse fishing in the winter months between the weirs in the city and on the Itchen Navigation between Black Bridge and St Catherines Lock. Fishing is free.
Lower Itchen Fishery
allows coarse fishing
for roach, leather carp, chub, bream, barble and pike from 14th October to 28th February. The fishery has syndicate/part syndicate rods that allow members to fish on any day during the period. Day tickets are also available but they must be booked well in advance. All fish must be returned. Fishing is on the main river from Wards Pool downstream to the fishery's boundary at Gaters Mill, and on sections of the two carrier streams.
Fly only grayling fishing
is also available from 14th October until 23rd December on the main river upstream from Wards Pool to just above Green Hut. Day tickets must be booked well in advance.
Fishing is also available on 500 yds of the tidal section of the river between Woodmill and Banksbridge - fishing from left bank only.
Other stillwater coarse fisheries in the area include Mansbridge Reservoir, The Ornamental Lake in Southampton and the Southampton Common Pond.