Lots of specimen barbel here but colour in the water is usually needed for day time action.

Contact: Club press officer Darren Smith on 01425 611335

Day tickets: £7.50 per day and £45 per week in advance from local tackle shops (2005)

Ringwood and District AA membership: Adults, £100 a season; OAPs and registered disabled, £65; under 18, £40. There is an initial joining fee of £15, available from local tackle shops

Restrictions: The fishery is open from July 1st to March 14th inclusive. There is strictly no access during the close season. Fishing for day ticket holders is from one hour before sunrise to two hours after sunset. A full set of rules is printed on the day ticket

Nearby tackle shop: Ringwood Tackle, call 01425 475155

Nearby pub: The Fish Inn, The Bridges, Ringwood, call 01425 473185

How to get there: Day ticket holders can fish the lower end of the fishery. To get there from Ringwood via the A31, take the B3347 south towards Christchurch. After passing the petrol station on the left, turn right at Hampshire Hatches Lane and follow