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Lower Itchen Fishery (Salmon Fishing)

River Itchen (Hampshire), The South

LOWER ITCHEN FISHERY

Quality salmon fishing is closer to home than you think.
(available on a season and day ticket basis)

The 2010 Season broke ALL records since the Fishery began in 1954, with a fantastic catch of 267 fish.

 

The salmon fishing at Lower Itchen Fishery was established nearly 60 years ago, and has an impressive track record over the years, often having the highest catch record of all chalkstream salmon fisheries in the area, such as the Test and the Avon, as it did in 2010.

 

Some interesting facts about the 2010 season:

  • Largest salmon - 18lbs
  • Most fish caught on one day : 13
  • Most fish caught on one day by one angler : 8
  • Most fish caught over a 3 day period:  36.

The largest fish to be taken from the fishery was in 1958 and weighed in at a memorable 43lbs.

The Environment Agency introduced a new Byelaw in 1999 making it mandatory catch and release for salmon up to 16th June.  To further conserve the salmon population the Environment Agency insisted fisheries on both the Test and Itchen have a policy of total catch and release which we have taken on board and included within our rules.  However, our fishery still offers good salmon fishing with the added bonus of being allowed to catch up to two brown trout per beat per visit and no limits on the number of sea trout, which all adds to a days sport. 

The salmon fishing is carried out over 3 beats which are keepered to suit the salmon's preference for deep channels cut into the potamogetun and lies created by means of groynes and bolders on the riverbed.

The size of the grilse are particularly impressive with an average weight between 7-8lbs. Our salmon beats are only 1mile from the tidal limits and from June to the end of September fresh run sea liced fish enter the river on a daily basis.

The fishery lends itself to fishing for salmon with bait and lures with the prawn, ledger or float fished, (used after 16th June) being the most popular method. Natural and red prawns appear to be more effective than the other colours available.

Spinning is another popular method used with lures such as the Flying C and no. 4 Mepps.

A number of fish were also caught using the "induced take" method using a heavily weighted nymph on a suitable trout rod.  To see a fish in the crystal clear water chase a nymph from its lie to take the nymph within inches of the surface has been described by our rods as "heart stopping".

The salmon fishing is offered on:

A Season basis either fortnightly or weekly on a named day of the week for two rods.  Rods are allocated a beat to themselves and their guests on each of their booked days rotating around the three different beats during the season.

A Flexible System which gives 18 days fishing for two rods.  The "Flexible" rod is more expensive than the tradition Season Rod but offers many advantages, namely:  Fishing is in the "prime" months of May to the end of September.  You may choose which beat you want to fish when you book your day.

Bookings are not restricted to set days of the week throughout the season.  For example, you may to choose to fish on a Tuesday on one visit and a Wednesday on the next visit.  It should help you avoid missing days due to holiday/work commitments.  You can leave booking some or all of your days to the last minute or you can book several days fishing in a row to make a  short break/holiday".

COMBO rod: A combination of Trout and Salmon fishing on a fortnightly basis on a named day of the week.  The Combo Rod gives a total of: 6 days trout fishing - with 2 guest tickets and 6 days salmon fishing - with 6 guest tickets. Starting in April you alternate between a days Salmon fishing for 2 people on a salmon beat with your next visit being a days Trout fishing on the trout water.

A day ticket basis, which must be booked in advance.

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Key Information

Species Available

Salmon, Sea Trout

Body Of Water

River Itchen (Hampshire)

Season

1st March to 1st October

Nearest Town

Between Winchester and Southampton

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing, Spinning

Let Period

Day Let, Season Rods
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As at 28th August 2012 our catch stands at 156 fish which is ahead of our record breaking year of 2010
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Prices & Info For Lower Itchen Fishery (Salmon Fishing)

Species Available

Salmon Season: From: 1st March to 1st October
Salmon Pricing: SEASON RODS

Fortnightly: £1,265.00 + VAT (15 days for 2 rods, equates to £42.17 + VAT per rod visit).

Weekly: £2,300.00 + VAT (30 days for 2 rods, equates to just £38.33 + VAT per rod visit.

“Flexi” rod: £1,890.00 + VAT (18 days for 2 rods during the prime months with the ability to be totally flexible with dates. Equates to £52.50 + VAT per rod visit).


DAY RODS: (prices shown include VAT)

PLEASE NOTE: The availability shown on this site is ONLY intended as a guide and is not an accurate up-to-date position.

1.3.12 - 15.6.12: Single rod: £86 Double rod: £114
16.6.12 - 1.10.12: Single rod: £114 Double rod: £163

Sea Trout Season: From: 1st March to 1st October
Sea Trout Pricing: NIGHT TIME SEA TROUT FISHING:

£33 per person per night (incl. VAT). Minimum of 2 rods per booking.

Body Of Water

River Itchen (Hampshire)

Season

1st March to 1st October

Nearest Town

Between Winchester and Southampton

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing, Spinning

Let Period

Day Let, Season Rods

Amenities

Access alongside the river via our own private track enabling you to park right beside your beat (with the exception of the top of salmon beat 1). All beats have footbridges top and bottom to allow access. All fishing is from the bank with no wading allowed.

Number Of Rods Available

6

Services

Ghillie available for 2; 4; 6 or 8 hrs. £40 + VAT per 2 hrs booked.

CR Program

All salmon catch and release. Browns limited to 2 per beat per day

Rules

Full rules, terms and conditions available on website www.itchen-fishing.net (booking forms).


PLEASE NOTE: Any availability shown on this website is only a guide and does not necessarily reflect the true up-to-date position. For availability please call the fishery direct on 07885 175540 814389or 02380.

Passport River

No

Named Pools

20

Disabled Access

Yes

Water Type

River

Availability Info For Lower Itchen Fishery (Salmon Fishing)

This fishery is open from March 1st to October 1st. The maximum rods available is 6
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Catch Data For Lower Itchen Fishery (Salmon Fishing)

Salmon
As at 28th August 2012 our catch stands at 156 fish which is ahead of our record breaking year of 2010
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2012205163796

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