Avington Trout Fisheries


Avington, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1BZ United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Established since the 1960s, the Avington Trout Fishery in Hampshire is nestled into the Itchen Valley.

Today, the fishery is comprised of three lakes. But when it began under the oversight of Sam Holland, it was one uninterrupted slender lake with a little too much silt. In fact, there was only a few inches of water above ground.

Now, the Avington Trout Fishery is home to lakes that are stocked daily and jam-packed with plenty of beautiful features. The stock is reared in Avington’s own ponds and come out as top-tier triploid rainbow trout. Brown trout are also introduced in the late spring.

Lovington is the first and smallest of the lakes. It has depths of six to eight feet.

Meadow is the largest lake, with depths of four feet at the bottom end and plunges of over a dozen feet at the top end. Tree cover isn’t sufficient to provide cover from the wind, which opens the door to some sweet action on the open water.

The Stillwaters lake is open for catch and release fishing only. It features small trout, including browns, and is restocked frequently.

What size do the fish go to?

The record fish caught at the Avington stands at 28 pounds.

What tactics work well?

Fishing at Avington Trout Fishery is best served by one principle: keep moving.

Changing locations and changing flies can yield sublime results on these waters, as the fish adapt quickly and don’t necessarily adhere to so-called hot zones.

Patience is a virtue, however, and casting should not be done in a hurry. The best yields come from keeping an eye on movements, adjusting the approach and learning to spot where the fish are spending their time.

What facilities are on site?

There is a tackle shop on the premises.

Is parking available?

There is ample parking at Avington Trout Fishery.

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