The region offers a number of locations for coarse and fly fishing, including the well-known River Stour. Please note that a NRA Rod Licence is required by all persons aged 12 years and over.

Coarse Fishing on the Stour around Wimborne Minster is controlled by local angling clubs. Contact Minster Sports on (01202) 882240 for further information on day licences.

Coarse Fishing on Lakes:

Coking Farm Fishery: West Stour, 20 acres of water over 5 lakes stocked with various fish including common, mirror carp, catfish, rudd and roach. Day tickets available. Tel: 01747 839879/07789 003044.

These lakes are a short distance from the chalets.

Cranborne Lakes: Cranborne, 4 acres with carp & roach. Tel: (01425) 655003

East Moors Lake: St Leonards. Open from 1st April, day tickets available. Tel: (01202) 872302

Gold Oak Farm: Nr Cranborne, 7 small lakes with carp, tench, roach & chubb. Open all year. Tel: (01725) 517275

Martins Farm Fishery: Woodlands, Nr Verwood. Tench, perch, carp & roach, day tickets available, advance booking advised. Tel: (01202) 822335

Moors Valley Country Park
: Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood. Various fish including pike, roach, dace & perch. Close season applies. Day tickets from the Visitor Centre. Tel: (01425) 470721

Riverside Lakes: Riverside, Slough Lane, Horton. 3 different lakes fully stocked with mature fish; mirror & common carp, roach, tench, bream, rudd, perch and eels. Day tickets available, all under 14s must be accompanied. Tel: (01202) 821212

Whitemoor Lake: Holt, Nr Wimborne. Purpose built lake with most breeds including carp, roach, perch & bream. Tickets from Minster Sports (above).

Fly Fishing:

White Sheet Trout Fishery: Holt, Nr Wimborne. Two put-and-take lakes (Rainbow Trout) and one catch and release lake (Brown and Rainbow Trout). Open all year, dry and wet fly. For further information please contact Christchurch Angling Club on: (01202) 871703

Fishing in Somerset

Blagdon Lake: Park Lane, Blagdon Somerset. BS40 7UD.
Tel: 01275 332339
440 Acre lake stocked with Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout

Bridge Farm Fishery Bridge Farm Shop
Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 6TA
Tel: 01749 830138
1/4 mile long x 30m wide lake, approx 3 acres.
Species: Common Carp to 15lb, Roach, Rudd and other coarse fish.

Edneys Fisheries:
Edneys Farm, Mells, Frome, Somerset. BA11 3RE
Tel: 01373 812294
2 lakes
Species: Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Common, Mirror, Linear, Leather and Ghost Carp.

Emerald Pool Fishery Puriton Road, West Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset. TA9 3NL
Tel: 01278 794707
Water: 1.5 acre lake.
Species: Bream, Golden Orfe, Roach, Rudd, Tench, Perch, Carp to low-mid 20’s,
Sturgeon to 4 feet long.

Godney Moor Ponds Street Angling Centre, 160 High Street, Street, Somerset. BA16 0NH
Tel: 01458 447830
Water: Approx 4 acres.
Species: Coarse fish including Carp.

Ham Green Fisheries Ham Green, Chapel Lane, Pill, Somerset.
Water: 2 lakes, 1 acre each, match facilities 25 peg
Species: Carp to 32lb, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Pike, Bream, Skimmers, Golden Tench
Tel: 01275-849885

Landsend Fishery Heath House, Nr Street, Somerset.
Cracking facilities each with it’s own un  hooking mat and bin
Water: Match Lake and specimen Lake -total 3 acres.
Species: Carp to 22lb (Common, Mirror, Ghost, Crucian) Grass Carp to 17lb, Bream to 8lb, Tench and Roach 2lb, Rudd, Chub, Ide, Perch, Barbel, Golden Orfe to 4lb.
Tel: 07977545882

Mells Pit Pond Lyndhurst Station Road, Mells, Nr Frome, Somerset.
Water: 1 acre lake.
Species: Various Carp, Rudd, Roach, Tench, Perch.
Tel: 01373 812094

Miners Ponds Coleford, Somerton, Somerset.
Water: 2 ponds totalling 1.5 acres approx.
Species: Carp 24lb, Roach, Tench, Perch and bream.

Stone Yard Fisheries 18 Queen St, Wells, Somerset. BA5 2DP
Water: Small Ponds (15 Anglers) at Litton near Chewton Mendip.
Species: Carp to approx 18lb, Tench to approx 7lb.
Tel: 01749 673513

Sutton Bingham Reservoirs  3mls South of Yeovil, Somerset.
142 acres.
Brown and rainbow trout; average 1¼lb; fly only, bank or boat; season Mar 18-Oct 11.
Tel: 01935 872389.

Thorney Lakes Thorney Farm, Muchelney,  Langport, Somerset.
Water: Two 2 Acre lakes.
Species: A selection of coarse fish including large Carp.
Tel: 01458 250811

Wimball Lake Dulverton, Somerset.
374 acres. SWW, fly only, well-known stocked rainbow trout fishery. Season Apr 1-Oct 31, boats from May 1. Dt £13, boats £7.50, (Allenard boat for disabled), conc, from self-service kiosk at Hill Farm Barn. Wimbleball Flyfishers Club obtains discount permits for members. Tackle shop: L Nicholson, High St, Dulverton TA22 9HB. Hotel: Carnarvon Arms.

Witham Friary Lakes Witham Hall Farm, Witham Friary, Nr Frome, Somerset. BA11 5HB
Water: Two lakes totalling approx. 2 acres.
Species: Carp, Roach, Tench, Perch, Gudgeon.
Tel: 01373 836239

Viaduct Fishery Somerton, Somerset.
Mixed Fishery, 5 mixed lakes, 1specimen
Tel: 01458274022

Water Meadow Fishery Pitt Farm,
North Perrott, Crewkerne, Somerset. TA18 7SX
Water: 2 coarse lakes totalling approx 1.75 acres.
Species: 16 different varieties of coarse fish.
Tel: 01460 72856