River Wallington, Counting Weir Fareham to Southwick - PO17 6LZ to PO17 6EB
Water Information & Updates
This lovely and unspoiled stretch of rover can give an angler a great days fishing, ideal for the roving angler to explore as it flows through 6000 metres of countryside, where fish can be found hiding in the deep glides and pools. Fish only where you have room to cast and land a fish.

The stocks consist of Chub, Roach, Carp, Perch, Dace, Gudgeon and Trout. Members are permitted to clear bankside vegetation (e.g. nettles, brambles, small branches), to allow access to the river. Any cleared vegetation should be left tidy on the bank of the river and not deposited in the river or on the farmers land.

No fishing on the North bank upstream of Troll Bridge at Whitedell Farm to the fence at the bottom of the Boarhunt stretch and no fishing in Boarhunt Mill garden or the garden upstream of Cheeseman’s Bridge.

Covid 19 Additional Update

PDAS Update 11th May 2020

Following advice, the PDAS are pleased to confirm the following in addition to the General Water Rules and Specific Water Rules:

1 – All waters will re- open on Wednesday 13th May at 12 noon, NO anglers allowed on any water until 12 noon as preparations for re-opening will not be finished until this time.

2 – All waters will have restrictions to conform to Angling Trust guidelines.  This could mean for example that certain swims are closed and taped off. Under NO circumstances is fishing allowed outside the swims that are open. Any additional water rules will be posted at the specific water and the club website individual water pages.

3 – Maximum stay on any water is limited to 24 hours.

4 – Anglers must always maintain a safe distance (minimum of 15 metres) from other anglers whilst fishing on the water. There is no sharing of pegs or fishing tackle except by members of the same household.

5 – Anglers MUST carry their own hand sanitizers to use after opening gates and pad locks.

6 – Anglers must only travel to venues on their own or with other members of their family. Cars must not be shared.  Take particular care when parking not to break social distancing rules.

7 – Bailiffs will still be checking memberships and adherence to rules. This will be carried out at a safe distance, you need to show your membership and not pass it to the bailiff. Do not approach within 2 metres of a bailiff.

8 – Do not visit any water if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Stay at home and follow Government advice on isolation.

9 – Anyone breaking these rules or existing club rules will be asked to leave and reported to the disciplinary committee.

Please stay safe and be responsible for your actions to protect yourself and other anglers and understand that there may be times you turn up and all swims are taken.

If you have any concerns or are unsure of anything, please contact the pond warden or the fishery team, telephone numbers are in handbook or on website contact page.

These rules may be subject to change at any time as government advice changes. Please regularly check the website, our social media, Forum and read notices on the waters.

Water Rules

All general water rules apply plus the following:

  • 1. Fishing 1 hour before Sunrise to 1 hour after Sunset only.
  • 2. All fish to be returned to the water.

If fly-fishing please note that all water and Club rules still apply. In particular:

  • 1. Please de-bard flies to comply with the barbless rule.
  • 2. All fish must be returned to the water.
  • 3. Fly-fishing is the only permitted method from 3rd April until 16th June.
  • 4. Until 14th June, no fishing for coarse fish.

Please report any signs of water pollution or poachers to the River Warden.

Closed season for coarse fishing 15th March to 15th June inclusive. Fly-fishing for Trout is permitted from 3rd April.

Contact Information

River Warden: Rob O’Hagan Telephone: 07757 600363

Assistant Fisheries Officer: Mark Davies Telephone: 07950 475288

Fisheries Officer: Steve Mottershead Telephone: 07801 759479

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