The city of Southampton is located in Hampshire, England. The city has a population of about 253,000 and is the largest port in the United Kingdom. The Solent, which lies east of Southampton, is a popular spot for recreational anglers. The Solent is home to a wide variety of fish, including cod, plaice, bass, mackerel, and pollock. There are also several commercial ports where you can purchase bait and tackle or hire a guide.