The Royalty Fishery is England's most famous mixed coarse and game angling venue. Steeped in angling history the fishery has produced record barbel, chub pike and salmon and produces regular double figure barbel to the visiting angler. The fishery also produces quality roach and dace for the angler who wishes to float fish in the traditional Avon way, along with carp to over 30lbs, pike to 38lbs, double figure bream, perch to nearly 5lbs with regular catches making the angling press as headline news.
The Fishery caters for all forms of angling techniques from long trotting the fast flowing gravel glides to stalking the large river carp in the slacks and side streams.
The Fishery is open to the general public for day tickets plus selected limited night fishing on the Main River and Compound. Tickets will give access to all the famous swims, including Fiddlers, Trammels, The Pipes, Harrigans, and the Railway. 20 tickets per day are also made available to Ringwood & DAA members exclusively from Davis Tackle.
All anglers must obtain a permit from Davis Tackle before going onto the fishery. "Just having a look" is not allowed except from the public footpath.
Davis Tackle deal with all Royalty Fishery permit sales including advance bookings to fish the Bridge Pool, Parlour Pool and Top Weir Compound. Day and week prices are published on our Royalty Fishery Prices pages. All the Royalty "Main River" salmon season rods are let and there is a waiting list. Day permits for salmon & sea-trout fishing on the "Main River" from June 16 - October 31 are available at a cost of £30.00 per day. Additionally, this season sees the introduction of a new ticket offering salmon fishing on the "Lower Water" from 1st. April until the 15th June at £15 per rod.
Pike fishing is permitted on the Royalty from October 1st to March 14th only. All fish are to be returned unharmed. However, anglers are forbidden to bring any freshwater fish (coarse or game) on to the Royalty Fishery. In effect, this means that sea-fish and fish caught on the fishery that day are the only fish baits permitted. Spinning and fly fishing for pike is permitted from October 1st. until 31st January. When pike fishing the following additional rules apply on the Royalty Fishery:-
The fishery is open seven days a week from June 16th to March 14th. Every angler must obtain a permit from Davis Tackle before going onto the bank. No one is allowed on the bank without a permit, or before 7.30am and you must leave the fishery by one hour after sunset (except on the bookable "Pools" where different rules apply). Please do not leave unattended vehicles blocking the access to the fishery, even for a few minutes!