Romsey Road, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6BG, United Kingdom
10 minutes from Southampton is the Headlands Farm Fishery, a privately-owned location with plenty of specimens.
Membership is not required.
The top lake is two and a half acres of fishing excellence, surrounded by mature vegetation. The water is decorated by islands, shallows, and some deep patches. This lake is full of specimens, and some of the biggest catches come from this site. It pays to remember they will put up a fight. Bait restrictions keep fish lean, mean carping machines.
The bottom lake is two and a half acres of carp, tench, bream, roach, rudd, and perch. These waters are punched up by features, with three islands and a set of well-grown margins. High willow breaks are helpful for keeping the wind levels down.
Most of the specimen fish at Headlands Farm have been in these waters for over 20 years.
What size do the fish go to?
The bottom lake turns up mirror and common carp up to 20 pounds.
The top lake has robust specimen carp up to 30 pounds, with some pike over 25 pounds.
What tactics work well?
At Headlands Farm, anglers can use live bait they’ve caught from the waters. Silver fish can be strung up as appropriate to catch pike, for example.
Respect for the sport is vital. Ownership truly stands by its fishery and believes that the fish are exceptional, so rules and regulations must be fully followed. Headlands seldom introduces new fish to the lakes, so spawning is used to replenish stock.
What facilities are on site?
A clubhouse includes running water, toilets, and refreshments. There is a microwave.
Is parking available?
Park only in designated areas marked on the map. Do not drive through the fishery. Obey the posted speed limit. Also, the site features ample disabled parking – weather permitting.