Stanbridge Ponds & River Rother Tributary - Petersfield - GU31 5RB
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  • Lily Pond: Mixed fishery with Small Carp, Tench, Roach, Bream, Crucian, Perch and Rudd.
  • Long Pond: Fun Carp fishery – all sizes up to small doubles.
  • River Rother Tributary: Narrow with pools and weirs holding Trout, Gudgeon, Roach and Rudd.

Access to the Ponds is via gate opposite Stanbridge Farm A – Vehicle across the field when ground is firm only. If not, you must park vehicles in Stanbridge Farmyard. If you are going to access via the field with your car, park just inside the farm entrance and cross the road to open the gate or you will be leaving your vehicle sticking out into the main road. Please be aware that this road is quite fast, so please take care and be alert. When driving across the field, please try and take the higher route as the lower levels of the field are very soft.

Access to the Tributary can be made from either A or B on the map. The Northern End is indicated by the end of the field and the Southern End (across the B2146) adjacent to a public footpath. Both ends are signed. A shows you where to pull into Stanbridge Farm, our gate is opposite this so please be careful when crossing to open the gate. B shows the entrance to the Ponds, please be aware that the fence is electrified – you can unhook with the blue handle – you do so at your own risk.

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. Groundbait can only be used in open-end feeders.
  • 2. The entrance field may contain cattle, ensure all gates and fences are secured.

No closed season on the two ponds. The River Tributary stratch is closed from 15th March to 15th June inclusive.

Lily pond is covered by netting from November to March to prevent cormorant predation and is not fishable. Long remains open.

Contact Information

Pond Warden: Pete Woodward Telephone: 07879 836315

Assistant Fisheries Officer: Mark Davies Telephone: 07950 475288

Fisheries Officer: Steve Mottershead Telephone: 07801 759479

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